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June 30, 2017  8:48 AM

Microsoft-DoJ Case Headed to the Supremes

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, Microsoft, privacy, Security

Experts who have been saying for a while now that the Microsoft-Department of Justice case would eventually end up before the Supreme Court are finally being proven right: the DoJ requested earlier this month that the Court handle the case. As you may recall, the case,

May 31, 2017  12:37 PM

Another Breakthrough in Microsoft DNA Storage

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Microsoft

Following up on its announcement last fall, Microsoft plans to develop a DNA storage appliance by the end of the decade. The company had said last fall that it had succeeded in saving 200...

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November 30, 2016  6:34 PM

Microsoft-DoJ Irish Data Case Headed for Supremes

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, law, Microsoft, privacy, Security

As you may recall, in July the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Microsoft did indeed not have to turn over data it owned that was stored in Ireland, in response to a Department of Justice (DoJ) search warrant. At the time, supporters were glad but said it was possible that the DoJ would...


July 20, 2016  12:57 PM

Microsoft Wins One for the Data Privacy Team

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, Microsoft, privacy, Storage

Is data owned by a company based in one country, but stored in another country, subject to seizure by warrant by the government of the first country? U.S....

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December 27, 2014  6:33 PM

Microsoft Brings Its Homies to Fight Ruling

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Microsoft

Microsoft is continuing its fight with the U.S. government regarding access to data located on the company's servers outside the U.S. And this time, it brought some friends. 28 major companies, including Microsoft competitors such as Apple, Amazon, and AT&T (but not Google, surprisingly...


August 12, 2014  9:34 PM

Another Judge Tells Microsoft, ‘All Your Data Are Belong to Us’

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Microsoft, privacy

Another judge has told Microsoft that it must release data stored on one of its servers to a U.S. government agency, even though the data in question is outside the...


May 31, 2014  6:14 PM

Judge to Microsoft: ‘All Your Data Are Belong to Us’

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Microsoft, privacy

We've written before about the notion of "data sovereignty," or the issue of which country's laws should govern data: Where it's located? The nationality of the company...


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