Monday February 06, 2017

Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails

Fortune ran a story over the weekend about how Google has been ordered by a U.S judge to comply with search warrants requiring them to provide customer emails stored on servers abroad. This after we reported in July of last year that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Microsoft did not have to do the same.

I'm not an expert on legal matters by any means of the imagination, but I thought the courts were supposed to consider legal precedence when ruling in cases like these.

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"Though the retrieval of the electronic data by Google from its multiple data centers abroad has the potential for an invasion of privacy, the actual infringement of privacy occurs at the time of disclosure in the United States," Rueter wrote.