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CLOUD Act slaps down Microsoft

There's been a big development in the DoJ v Microsoft case which we've covered before. This is the case where the DoJ had been seeking to rely upon a broad interpretation of legislation passed before email and cloud services became prominent to get access to data held in Microsoft's Dublin datacentre. As part of this ongoing… Continue reading CLOUD Act slaps down Microsoft

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NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

As production and usage of data keeps growing globally, it’s worth remembering that the US government wants access to your information and will use warrants, decryption or hacking to get to it. That’s not news and the US government has many tools in its box. Many had already heard of the Uniting and Strengthening America… Continue reading NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

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US & Microsoft return to court over access to Dublin data

Finally, after going quiet for several months, the US Gov & Microsoft is set to return to court. The US government had obtained a court ruling under the US Stored Communications Act to allow it to gain access to data held in Microsoft's Dublin datacentre. Microsoft had resisted on the basis that Irish law should… Continue reading US & Microsoft return to court over access to Dublin data

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Microsoft Dublin – update on NY case?

St Patrick's Day seemed like an appropriate day for me to find out if there have been any further developments on the US government's attempts to get Microsoft to hand over data from its Dublin datacentre. Aside from the “friend of the court” / "amici curiae" briefs in support of Microsoft I reported on in… Continue reading Microsoft Dublin – update on NY case?