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Microsoft Ordered to Turn Over Customer Data Stored in Ireland

In a major landmark in the development of digital privacy, a federal judge has ordered Microsoft to turn over to the U.S. government a customer's emails and other account information stored in an Irish data center, Re/code reports. Microsoft unsuccessfully argued that a U.S. warrant couldn't extend to customer information held abroad.

Re/code said the case appears to be the first in which a U.S. warrant for data held overseas was challenged by an Internet firm.