Our Legal Challenge to a U.S. Government Search Warrant

On July 14, 2016 the Second Circuit ruled 3-0 in favor of Microsoft’s lawsuit challenging a U.S. search warrant for customer emails in our Irish data center. Learn more about how this decision protects people’s privacy rights, helps ensure that information stored in the cloud receives the same protection as physical information, and paves the way for modern solutions that enhance both privacy and public safety. More

About Our Email Privacy Case

Microsoft is challenging a U.S. government search warrant seeking access to customer emails in our Irish data center. Here are some important facts about the case. More

Amicus Filers Raise Concerns

28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy organizations, 35 computer scientists, the Republic of Ireland and a member of European parliament filed 12 amicus briefs raising concerns over the U.S. government’s decision to uphold the search warrant. These briefs make it clear that this case involves not a narrow legal question, but a broad policy issue fundamental to the future of global technology. More

Balancing Rights in a Global Cloud

Law enforcement has an important role in keeping communities safe, but the U.S. government’s approach in this case will limit the ability of a nation to protect the rights of its citizens. Governments should work together to establish international agreements that balance people’s concern for privacy and security. More

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The Search Warrant Case: Consequences for Digital Privacy

Watch the highlight video from the Dec 15 event featuring panelists from legal, media, academic and civil society organizations.

The Search Warrant Case: Consequences for Digital Privacy