Microsoft challenges U.S. ruling that government authorities should have direct access to private online data / What ramifications could the court battle between Microsoft and the U.S authorities have on your private online data?

A bitter battle is currently raging between Microsoft and the U.S. government. What’s the issue? Well, it concerns the issue of online data and who should have direct access to it. Why should it matter to you? Well, this is a test case which will determine the extent of the U.S. government’s powers over tech companies that offer cloud-based services. If the U.S. authorities win the case the ramifications for every online user are enormous. What price privacy? Data shared is, they argue, data compromised.  So what exactly is going on, and how might the ruling affect you and your business? Continue reading…


Microsoft challenges U.S. ruling that government authorities should have direct access to private online data

A bitter battle is currently raging between Microsoft and the U.S. government. What’s the issue? Well, it concerns the issue of online data and who should have direct access to it. Why should it matter to you? Well, this is a test case which will determine the extent of the U.S. government’s powers over tech companies that offer cloud-based services. If the U.S. authorities win the case the ramifications for every online user are enormous. What price privacy? Data shared is, they argue, data compromised.  So what exactly is going on, and how might the ruling affect you and your business? Continue reading…