US judge orders Microsoft to give up overseas cloud data
A US judge has ruled that US-based providers must hand over customer emails even if they are stored in a location overseas.
The decision comes amidst a challenge from Microsoft with regard to an Ireland-based customer, claiming that as the US government does not have jurisdiction overseas the company should not be forced to disclose user data.
Yet Judge James C. Francis has dismissed this claim, further jeopardising the data security of US cloud providers.
Judge Francis explained the issue at stake....