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Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind proposals in Congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement — even as the issue heads for review before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches – Bloomberg

UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy has submitted independent expert advice to the US Supreme Court in a landmark case.

The court is to decide on the validity of a search warrant which requires Microsoft to hand over the entire contents of an email account housed in its data centre located in Ireland.

Source: OHCHR | UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

he UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy has submitted independent expert advice to the US Supreme Court in a landmark case.

The court is to decide on the validity of a search warrant which requires Microsoft to hand over the entire contents of an email account housed in its data centre located in Ireland.

Source: OHCHR | UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

The European Commission has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the European Union in the ongoing legal dispute between Microsoft Inc. and the United States. The case, which has been widely covered following Microsoft’€™s victory in the Second Circuit , concerns whether the United States can compel Microsoft to turn over information stored on a server owned by one of Microsoft’s EU subsidiaries and physically located in Ireland, via a warrant procured under the Stored Communications Act.

Source: European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

EU to intervene in Microsoft’s U.S. Supreme Court data protection case

The European Union is to make a submission to the U.S. Supreme Court in its hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal against a ruling which prevented prosecutors from gaining access to emails held by Microsoft in Ireland.

Source: EU to intervene in Microsoft’s U.S. Supreme Court data protection case

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Microsoft Corp. v. United States in Law Enforcement Access Row

Last Monday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Microsoft search warrant case , a case in which Microsoft challenged the U.S. government’s right to use the warrant process to obtain certain emails stored overseas. Some view the upcoming decision as signaling the level of access the U.S. government will have to the growing troves of data U.S.-based technology companies hold about citizens of the world.

Source: U.S. Supreme Court Takes Microsoft Corp. v. United States in Law Enforcement Access Row

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