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Microsoft Sues the U.S. Government over Customer Privacy

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Microsoft Sues the U.S. Government over Customer Privacy


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Microsoft has sued the U.S. government for the right to advise customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, claiming the government is violating the law by not allowing Microsoft to notify its customers, according to Reuters. The suit, filed in federal court in Seattle, Wash., marks the latest in a series of clashes about privacy between the government and the technology industry. Microsoft claims the government’s actions violate the Fourth Amendment, which establishes the right for individuals and businesses to know if the government seizes or searches their property. The government’s actions violate Microsoft’s free speech rights,…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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