Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

SCOTUS To Take Up Microsoft Data Privacy Case

Microsoft Email-Access Fight With US Gets Supreme Court Review Supreme Court agrees to hear DOJ petition in Microsoft data warrant case
Edmund Wade | 17 October, 2017, 00:23

In the Microsoft dispute, the Justice Department asked the appeals court to rehear the case but in January the full court split 4-4 on whether to do so, leaving the original decision intact.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Department of Justice's petition to review the case, virtually guaranteeing that the case will set the basis for how U.S. law enforcement can access data overseas.

Now, Microsoft is gearing up for another round.

A group of 33 states joined the U.S.in urging Supreme Court review.

"This is an important case that people around the world will watch", continued Smith.

A Supreme Court ruling could overturn the ruling or affirm it - either way, it would cement into place the reach of the Stored Communications Act. "The current laws were written for the era of the floppy disk, not the world of the cloud", Microsoft said in an official statement today.

Smith is also challenging the DOJ's argument that the search warrant is valid because an email is not the user's property but rather the property of the email provider.

A ruling in the DOJ's favor could dissuade customers from using cloud services.

A judge upheld the warrant, but a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit overturned the ruling.

Greg Nojeim, director of the Freedom, Security, and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, agrees. The tech giant says this legislation will provide more "sensible ways" for the government to access data stored across borders, including a "lengthy legal process" in order to access the emails of Americans. A U.S. congressional report stated he was subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding at least three times as well as other "enhanced interrogation techniques" that critics call torture. In asking the Supreme Court to consider the case, the Justice Department argued that "hundreds if not thousands" of investigations into terrorism and child pornography "are being or will be hampered by the government's inability to obtain electronic evidence".

"ICPA provides sensible ways for cross-border data access, including a robust legal process to access the email of Americans and notification of foreign countries, when required under global law", Smith wrote.

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