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Daily Dashboard | Opinion: U.S. Warrant Case Against Microsoft Ignores Foreign Privacy Laws Related reading: Podcast: James Dempsey and John Carlin talk top trends in cybersecurity



In a column for MIT Technology Review, Wilson Sonsini Senior Privacy Counsel Christopher Kuner analyzes the recent efforts by Microsoft to resist a U.S. warrant for users’ data stored in servers in Ireland. He writes, “U.S. Internet companies, and indeed all multinationals with a presence in the United States, appear to be trapped between the data access requirements of U.S. law enforcement agencies and foreign privacy laws.” With a gridlocked Congress, Kuner said he is not optimistic the U.S. will pass legislation addressing this anytime soon. “I fear that the tension between the requirements of U.S. law enforcement and foreign privacy laws will get worse before it gets better.”
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