Microsoft ireland case by michalsonsThe Microsoft Ireland case concerns whether the US government can compel Microsoft to give it access to Hotmail emails it holds on its server in Ireland. Can a US Government search warrant compel Microsoft to retrieve emails it holds on a server in Ireland and hand those emails over to the US Department of Justice (DoJ)? The Microsoft Ireland case is important because if the DoJ is successful, this case will set a precedent allowing governments around the world to seize information held in the cloud. This has serious implications on the right to privacy and for cloud computing. The full case name is Microsoft Corporation v United States of America.
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