Microsoft Warrant Ruling and its Implications for Cloud and Communications Service Providers


In April this year, a US magistrate judge compelled production of the contents of a user’s e-mail account stored on a Microsoft server in Dublin. If this ruling stands, US service providers may be compelled to produce customers’ data regardless of where it resides. Rob Corbet, Partner and Head of Technology & Innovation at Arthur Cox and Associate Claire O’Brien discuss this case here. (This article first appeared in the September-October 2014 issue of E-Commerce Law Reports.)