(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Microsoft refuses to hand over its overseas customers emails to U.S. courts despite its most recent setback.
According to HNGN, the tech giant was ordered on Friday to hand over emails from its servers in Ireland to the U.S. government as part of an ongoing drug investigation, though Microsoft refused to comply with this request stating that information stored in other countries should have the same privacy protection laws as “regular mail.”
In a statement to Reuters, a company spokesperson stated that “Microsoft will not be turning over the email and plans to appeal. Everyone agrees this case can and will proceed to the appeals court. This is simply about finding the appropriate procedure for that to happen.”
Tech companies such as AT&T, Apple, Cisco, and Verizon have submitted briefs to show their support for Microsoft’s decision to oppose the overseas search warrant.
Microsoft will present its final appeal on September 5th.