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 »