Passcode How Microsoft’s battle with the Justice Department could reshape privacy laws

For Microsoft and other US tech companies, a lawsuit over e-mails stored in Dublin is an important test case to demonstrate their willingness and ability to guard customer data from government prying in a post Snowden-era.

By , Correspondent

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A dispute between Microsoft Corp. and the Department of Justice over e-mails stored on a Microsoft server in Dublin could end up reshaping US electronic privacy laws and defining the limits to which domestic statutes are applied abroad.