Microsoft Responds to Ruling in Warrant Case

Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith provided the following response to a federal court ruling in New York today, in the company’s ongoing case challenging a U.S. government warrant for customer data stored in Dublin, Ireland:

“The only issue that was certain this morning was that the District Court’s decision would not represent the final step in this process. We will appeal promptly and continue to advocate that people’s email deserves strong privacy protection in the U.S. and around the world.” More »

WSJ Opinion by Brad Smith: We’re Fighting the Feds Over Your Email

Today The Wall Street Journal published a column by Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith explaining why Microsoft is opposing the U.S. government’s demand for a customer’s email stored in Dublin, Ireland. As Smith writes, "This dispute should be important to you if you use email, because it could well turn on who owns your email—you or the company that stores it in the cloud." More »

Digital Common Sense: New Survey Shows Americans Want a Better Privacy Balance

A new poll we’re releasing today show it’s not just the Supreme Court that wants the right balance between public safety and the privacy concerns of technology users. The American public wants this as well. Since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Riley case last month, I’ve been blogging about the historic importance of its unanimous view that police need a warrant to search someone’s cell phone. More »