Microsoft vs US govt

Ireland has found itself in No Man’s Land amidst a post-Edward Snowden battle between software company Microsoft and US authorities over whether data stored in data centres outside the US can be subject to search warrants.

An ongoing legal battle between Microsoft and US authorities over a warrant to access emails stored on a server in the software giant’s data centres in Ireland could have implications for all US cloud companies with data centres overseas.

In May, Microsoft successfully challenged a FBI user information request because the company claimed it violated the user’s right to privacy under the US Constitution.

The case related to a drug trafficking investigation and stemmed from a warrant a judge issued in December.

Posted in Cloud Computing, Data Centres