HP, Verizon, EBay weigh in as Microsoft appeals US data suit

Tuesday 16 December 2014 | 09:23 CET | News
A number of companies are planning to file ten amicus briefs with the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting Microsoft´s position in its data-privacy lawsuit with the US government, Bloomberg reported. Microsoft said that Hewlett-Packard, Verizon Communications and EBay, as well as business and advocacy groups and computer science professors, will file the briefs. Amicus briefs are filed in legal cases by outside parties who have an interest in the result. In this case, the companies want to limit US ability to access customer data. AT&T and Cisco also signed briefs, as well as 17

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