The full debate over cross-border access to data will not end with the resolution of the Microsoft-Ireland case.
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The Microsoft warrant case in the Supreme Court involves a demand by the U.S. government that Microsoft repatriate content data stored in a data center in Ireland and provide it to DOJ. The case raises a number of deeply interesting and complex issues about law enforcement cooperation; extraterritoriality of Ameican law; commercial matters; data privacy concerns; and implications for reciprocal sovereignity in a digitized world. Along with many far more notable former officials, I joined an amicus brief filed the other day in support of neither party. Here's a copy:
A summary of the procedural history, legal questions, and other matters of interest in United States v. Microsoft.
An EDPA magistrate judge declines to adopt the Second Circuit's holding in Microsoft regarding tech companies' obligation to comply with search warrants for emails stored overseas.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Stored Communications Act "does not authorize courts to issue and enforce against U.S.-based service providers warrants for the seizure of customer e-mail content that is stored exclusively on foreign servers."