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Microsoft ordered to turn over customer data stored in the cloud

Jaikumar Vijayan | Aug. 4, 2014
Federal court says warrant for info stored in Ireland is not an extra-territorial application of U.S law; decision has privacy implications.

The dispute comes at a time when U.S. cloud service providers are fighting to reassure overseas clients that their data is safe from government access.

Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's data surveillance activities have stoked widespread fears overseas about the safety of corporate data in the hands of U.S. cloud service providers. Some have predicted that the concerns could cost U.S technology companies tens of billions of dollars in lost business over the next few years.


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