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Microsoft US Supreme Court Case To Test Cross-Border Privacy

Financial Times

25 Feb 2018

The uncertainty over cross-border data access set to play out in the U.S. Supreme Court case U.S. v. Microsoft is “bad for both civil liberties and national security, and is leading to data localization,” as countries start to impose laws requiring data about their own citizens to be held locally according to partner John P. Carlin in the Financial Times article “Microsoft US Supreme Court case to test cross-border privacy.”

The case also highlights the disparity between today’s laws and how cloud services are designed. “If you used the cloud efficiently, [the information] might not reside anywhere or you could view it as residing everywhere,” Mr. Carlin said.

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