Microsoft must surrender overseas data, US judge rules

The case appears to be the first in which a corporation has challenged a US search warrant seeking data held abroad.

It comes amid a debate over privacy and technology that erupted last year when former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the government's efforts to collect huge amounts of consumer data around the world.

AT&T, Apple, Cisco and Verizon all submitted court briefs in support of Microsoft, along with the privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Friday, August 1, 2014
The Telegraph

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