Microsoft case: DoJ says it can demand every email from any US-based provider

The United States government has the right to demand the emails of anyone in the world from any email provider headquartered within US borders, Department of Justice (DoJ) lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday.

The case being heard in the second circuit court of appeals is between the US and Microsoft and concerns a search warrant that the government argues should compel Microsoft to retrieve emails held on a Hotmail server in Ireland.

  • CodexCoder

    Except Hillary’s.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You beat me to it!

  • Clausewitz

    Someone needs to reacquaint the DOJ about some historical imperatives.

  • G

    Because as, we all know to solve any problem in the world all you have to do is convince a judge to order it. People would never switch providers oh noooooooo.