U.S. Government Responds to Microsoft Privacy Suit

July 25, 2016

U.S. Government Responds to Microsoft Privacy Suit
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a response in an ongoing legal battle with Microsoft over customer privacy. The federal government argues there’s no legal basis for consumers to know when investigators are intercepting their email. Microsoft filed suit against the U.S. government back in April. It is just the latest chapter in an ongoing battle over national security and personal privacy.

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