US appeals court won’t reconsider Microsoft email seizure ruling

24 Jan, 2017 8:23 pm

WASHINGTON – An equally divided federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its landmark decision that the US government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States.

By a 4-4 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan let stand a July 14 decision that was seen as a victory for privacy advocates and for technology companies offering cloud computing and other services worldwide. –Reuters

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