Microsoft wins privacy tug-of-war with US government

Appeals court overturns earlier ruling forcing Microsoft to hand over customer dataAppeals court overturns ruling forcing Microsoft to hand over customer data

Cooperation between tech companies and the US government has soured recently over a series of showdowns over law enforcement and customer privacy issues. Most recently, a US appeal court has judged that the government can’t compel Microsoft to comply with a demand for information, overturning an earlier ruling that found the tech giant in contempt for failing to aid a narcotics prosecution. This is because the data at the centre of the story is stored overseas and would breach the company’s terms. Read more…

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