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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.

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a critical case over data privacy, the outcome of which will likely determine how easily law enforcement can gain access to information stored in tech companies' overseas data centres. Microsoft will go head-to-head with the Justice Department, arguing that the agency cannot use a warrant to collect emails held in Microsoft's Ireland data center.