Business, Media and Civil Society Speak Up in Key Privacy Case

December 15 represents an important milestone in our litigation concerning the U.S. Government’s attempt to use a search warrant to compel Microsoft to obtain and turn over email of a customer stored in Ireland. Read More

Watch the 12/15 Electronic Privacy Event

A panel of industry leaders met in NYC to discuss the need for reform of digital privacy laws. Read More

What If? Microsoft Appeal Ponders U.S. Reaction to Foreign Data Demand

Microsoft files an appeal after a U.S. district court judge rejected the company’s argument that the warrant is illegal because it calls for the seizure of emails stored outside the United States. Read More

Who Owns Your Email?

Microsoft believes you do, no matter where it’s stored. We’re not alone – a majority of people we’ve asked believe that personal information stored in the cloud deserves the same privacy protections as personal information stored on paper. That’s why we’ve gone to court to ask the U.S. government to follow a long-established, internationally agreed upon process to obtain customer emails, rather than forcing technology companies to turn them over. While technology advances, Microsoft is working to make sure that privacy endures and digital common sense prevails. We don’t have all the answers. But we’re committed to finding the right balance between public safety and your privacy.

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Charles Gibson with panelists Victoria Espinel (BSA | The Software Alliance), Andrew Pincus (Mayer Brown) and Brad Smith (Microsoft)