Microsoft’s triumph in the data stored outside the borders of the United States issue




Won Microsoft Corp. in the case of data stored outside the borders of the United States, where the Court of Appeals in New York ruled yesterday that he can not for the US government to force the US technology companies to give the FBI or other federal authorities, the Office of access to data and information stored on servers in other countries outside the United States for customers of those companies by foreigners.

The US government has the authority and the power necessary to force technology companies headquartered in the United States to comply to comply with the orders of the court about their customers deliver the data stored on the company’s servers even if the data centers are located outside the borders of the United States.

And confirms the current court ‘s decision that the data centers and servers which are located outside the borders of the United States are safe and far – reaching, where you can not the US government to force the companies to hand over data stored outside its borders.

And it led the scandal sparked by former Edward Snowden about the US intelligence agencies monitor the individuals collectively within and outside the United States to do many of the countries demanding technology companies, including Google, Apple and Microsoft to establish and maintain their servers in the countries concerned in order to preserve citizens’ data within the borders of states.

Current provision prohibits the US government from reaching beyond its borders to collect data, and communications stored Law issued by the United States authorities did not apply to electronic data such as e-mail that resides on servers located outside the United States.

The decision comes after Microsoft refused to implement the order issued by the US Department of Justice in 2014, which called for the company to allow Sttat searched the e-mail clients Microsoft Corp. messages the suspects in the case of an international drug smuggling.

And proceeded Microsoft Corp., which is headquartered in Redmond to provide all data pertaining to the suspects and that are stored within the borders of the United States, but she refused to comply with the order when the Justice Department asked the company’s existing data on servers located in Ireland delivery.

Representatives of the government and insisted on that, that Microsoft must comply with and providing records and material things and other materials as long as that data is stored and present to it, and as long as the company’s main headquarters is located within the United States.

And stop the judges of the Appeals Court with Microsoft, and noted that it can not be legally possible to force Microsoft in this case to hand over the contents of the e-mail account customers stored exclusively at present in Ireland servers.

This new decision restricts the ability of the US Justice Department to collect the existing external communications data in the data is located outside the borders of the United States, even with a search warrant centers, and even if the company’s headquarters located in the United States.

And Microsoft Corp. applauded the decision and the rule of General Counsel Brad Smith, noting that according to being a global company , it should gain the confidence of people who use its services all over the world, and it can protect their personal information under the laws of their countries of origin.


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