Crowell & Moring LLP (LexBlog Ireland)
2nd Circuit: Government Cannot Force Companies to Hand Over Communications Data Stored Overseas
The Second Circuit today issued a much-anticipated ruling holding that U.S. firms are not required to turn over user data stored overseas, even in the face of a government warrant. This decision arose from Microsoft’s December 2014 appeal of a civil contempt ruling against the tech giant for refusing to turn over the personal data...
Federal judge lifts stay of warrant requiring Microsoft to turn over data stored on server located overseas
Last week, in In re Warrant to Search a Certain E-mail Account Controlled and Maintained by Microsoft Corp., a federal judge lifted the stay of execution of an order requiring Microsoft to turn over content stored on a Microsoft server located in Ireland. While this development is largely procedural, we have previously discussed the potential...