In February, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in Microsoft's case arguing that a domestic warrant does not necessarily have the power to compel it to turn over documents stored in overseas data centres. Now that a piece of sweeping surveillance legislation has become law, Microsoft admits that the case is dead.
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Once again, the US government is facing a possible shutdown, and the House is hoping to pass a 2,000-page spending bill on Thursday that's only been released for a few hours to avoid it. As we warned last week, an ill-considered piece of legislation has been thrown in that makes the NSA's limitless wiretapping look like child's play.
The United States Supreme Court is set to hear arguments tomorrow in a high-stakes email privacy case that, when decided, will have international repercussions. The case pits Microsoft against the US Justice Department in a battle over whether cloud computing companies must turn over information stored on their overseas servers in response to warrants issued in the US.