Sunday, February 5, 2017

Unlike Microsoft, Google Ordered To Turn Over Foreign Emails

Apparently Google's legal team isn't as good as Microsoft's. Honestly, that's the only explanation I have for this ruling from a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Philadelphia.

A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia ruled on Friday that transferring emails from a foreign server so FBI agents could review them locally as part of a domestic fraud probe did not qualify as a seizure.