October 1, 2015
Tothova Jordan: Why Microsoft's Data Access Case Matters to Everyone
Balancing privacy with the rapid advancement of technology is no small task, especially across sovereign borders. But that's the crux of what is possibly the most significant data sovereignty case in the Internet's short history.
Microsoft is in the middle of a dispute with the US government, arising from an investigation in which federal law enforcement sought access to information about a Microsoft account in which the data is stored in Ireland. The fight over the applicability of a warrant highlights the critical need to bring clarity to the issues surrounding the territoriality of data.