Microsoft, DoJ square up in court over customer data access

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A case between the Justice Department and Microsoft will go before a federal appeal court in New York on 9 September in a closely watched dispute concerning the use of encryption to protect consumers and the level of access to communications the law enforcement said it needs to fight crime and terrorism, reports the New York Times. The case began in December 2013, when Microsoft refused do comply with a warrant for the e-mail of a person accused of drug trafficking. Because the e-mails are stored in Dublin, the company said federal officials would have to get an Irish court order. The

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Companies: Apple / Google / Microsoft
Countries: United States
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