United States v. Microsoft

UNITED STATES V. MICROSOFT | Case No. 17-2 | United States Supreme Court | December 13, 2017 |  The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Joseph Cannataci in the case, United States v. Microsoft, Case No. 17-2. The case — commonly known as the “Microsoft Ireland case” — presents the question of whether a search warrant issued in the U.S. pursuant to a U.S. statute (the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2703,) can compel Microsoft to produce to the U.S. government the contents of an email account stored on Microsoft servers in Ireland. The  supports neither party with respect to the question of domestic law at the heart of the case. But, it offers important context about Internet jurisdiction and places the right to privacy in its proper context against the backdrop of global human rights laws and norms. ”

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