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Technology trade organizations have urged the US Congress to replace the country's antique privacy protection laws – after a New York court stopped American prosectors from seizing emails from servers offshore in Ireland.
A Second Circuit Court in the so-called "Irish Warrant" case, brought by Microsoft against the US government, ruled that the Feds could not use the 1986 Stored Communications Act (SCA) to retrieve messages on a Microsoft server in Dublin.
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To put it bluntly, American prosecutors can't use American laws on an American company to obtain information about a non-American on non-American soil – they should have gone to Ireland and asked an Irish judge citing Irish law.
The US government wanted to get its hands on data concerning a non-US national, data that was stored or passed through a US company's property overseas. However, that doesn't make the data...
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