Supreme Court to hear high-stakes Microsoft case testing email privacy



The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a digital privacy case that could have broad global consequences.

In United States v. Microsoft Corp., the court will decide whether a digital communications provider has to comply with a U.S. search warrant for user data if the information is stored outside of the country.

“The stakes are really high,” said Gregory Nojeim, senior counsel and director of the Freedom, Security, and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. “It’s going to set the tone for cross-border data demands on a global scale.”

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