The Supreme Court today announced it would hear the Justice Department’s complaint against Microsoft concerning the company’s refusal to comply with warrants demanding it turn over emails residing on foreign servers. The implications of this case could determine the future of individual online privacy, and US-based cloud storage companies. The 2nd Court of Appeals last year ruled Microsoft had no onus to turn over emails residing on servers located in Dublin. The court declared the Justice Department’s jurisdiction – and a judge’s power to issue a warrant – did not apply to data residing on computer systems outside of the…

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