Microsoft to Challenge U.S. Warrant for E-mail Account Material Kept in Ireland

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Monday, September 1, 2014
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

On April 25, 2014, U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan denied Microsoft’s motion to quash a search warrant to the extent that it directs Microsoft to produce the contents of one of its customer’s e-mails where that information is stored on a server located in Dublin, Ireland.  Microsoft argues that U.S. courts are not authorized to issue warrants for extraterritorial search and seizure, and that this is such a warrant.[1]