US SUPREME COURT REQUIRES MICROSOFT TO DISCLOSE EMAILS STORED OVERSEAS

On 17th April, Jurist reported that the US Supreme Court has held that Microsoft is required to disclose a customer’s electronic information stored overseas (Ireland) when it was suspected in furthering illegal drug trafficking.  The court justified its opinion by citing the newly passed CLOUD Act signed by President Donald Trump in March.  Following the passing of the CLOUD Act, the government obtained a new warrant under the new Act’s authority which unambiguously authorized the information disclosure.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2018/04/us-supreme-court-requires-microsoft-to-disclose-emails-stored-overseas.php

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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