Microsoft's Top Lawyer Says Government Data Demands Hurting Business
Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 20/06/2014 20:08
Microsoft's top lawyer said the U.S. government's demand for user emails stored outside the country is spooking potential customers of the software company and other U.S. technology suppliers.
Brad Smith, Microsoft 's general counsel, tried to illustrate the problem Thursday at a technology conference by recounting a meeting a month ago with corporate-technology executives in Berlin. One of them came clutching a copy of the recent U.S. federal magistrate ruling forcing Microsoft to turn over a user's emails and other digital information stored in a company data center in Ireland.