NSA not be able to retrieve data suggested by Microsoft.




Microsoft: NSA needs to retrieve data outside U.S. can not just

By Joost Schellevis , Thursday, June 5, 2014 08:06, replies: 57 , views: 10,653 • Feedback

The American secret services, including the NSA would not be able to retrieve data that are hosted without a request from a foreign court. Outside the United States This is suggested by Microsoft.

Microsoft According to Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft, the U.S. government would not accept it as a foreign government would withdraw. Simply data on U.S. servers “Why should foreign governments expect that to accept that?” Smith wonders.

The U.S. government calls it namely with U.S. court orders data hosted on foreign servers, including on the basis of the Patriot Act. Foreign companies with interests in the United States are required to work there, even when data is retrieved from foreigners who are not hosted. In the United States According to Microsoft, the U.S. government in such cases foreign courts would have to request data. Via

Furthermore, Microsoft wants the U.S. government promises not to break in data centers and fiber optic cables, such as the NSA would have done. Along with the British secret service at Google and Yahoo In addition, the Redmond company wants that data will be collected, such as telecom giant Verizon was the case widely: while all metadata collected by the NSA and stored. Moreover, the need to enhance transparency, find Microsoft.

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