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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours 749

Posted by samzenpus
from the all-your-data-are-belong-to-us dept.
An anonymous reader points out this story about the U.S. Justice Department's claim that companies served with valid warrants for data must produce that data even if the data is not stored in the U.S. Global governments, the tech sector, and scholars are closely following a legal flap in which the US Justice Department claims that Microsoft must hand over e-mail stored in Dublin, Ireland. In essence, President Barack Obama's administration claims that any company with operations in the United States must comply with valid warrants for data, even if the content is stored overseas. It's a position Microsoft and companies like Apple say is wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border. A magistrate judge has already sided with the government's position, ruling in April that "the basic principle that an entity lawfully obligated to produce information must do so regardless of the location of that information." Microsoft appealed to a federal judge, and the case is set to be heard on July 31.
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

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  • by I'm New Around Here (1154723) on Monday July 14, 2014 @08:31PM (#47452889)

    Nonsense. A company is a totally fictitious entity. The government created it and the government can make it do whatever they want.

    (As it turns out, the corporation is also able to control the government, but that's another topic.)

    Well, the government is also a totally fictitious entity itself. So, it's not surprising that fictitious entities are controlling each other.

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