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Daily Dashboard | Microsoft cites Supreme Court’s RICO ruling in email conflict Related reading: EU seeks global recognition of digital regulations



A recent Supreme Court decision could impact a case between Microsoft and the U.S. government, PCWorld reports. Microsoft is refusing to deliver emails held in Ireland to the U.S. government, and the tech giant is now citing the Supreme Court’s ruling from this past Monday on a provision of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which said “absent clearly expressed congressional intent to the contrary, federal laws will be construed to have only domestic application.” In a notice of supplemental authority to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Microsoft’s lawyer E. Joshua Rosenkranz said the Supreme Court decision falls in line with the company’s argument that Congress did not say the Electronics Communications Privacy Act “should reach private emails stored on providers’ computers in foreign countries.”
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