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The Supreme Court Dismisses As Moot Microsoft Case That Had Challenged The Government's Ability To Obtain Search Warrant For...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed United States v. Microsoft, No. 17-12, 548 U.S. ___ (2018) (per curiam), deciding that recently enacted federal legislation had mooted the legal dispute in the case. The appeal...more

Supreme Court Orders Dismissal of Microsoft Case

As had been expected following the passage of the CLOUD Act by Congress last month, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded and ordered the dismissal of the pending United States v. Microsoft Corporation, Inc. case in a per curiam...more

The CLOUD Act: Potential thunderstorms on the data privacy frontier

by Dentons on

On March 23, 2018, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act ("CLOUD Act") was quietly enacted as part of the 2,232-page omnibus budget legislation. The law amended the Stored Communications Act ("SCA"), which...more

The U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses U.S. V. Microsoft Following Passage Of The CLOUD Act

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On April 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the highly anticipated U.S. v. Microsoft, ruling that recently enacted legislation rendered the case moot. Microsoft Corp. had been in litigation with the U.S. Department of...more

CLOUD Act Negates Need for Supreme Court Decision

by Harris Beach PLLC on

In a February 27 MuniBlog posting we described a case pending before the United States Supreme Court on whether the provider of email services, Microsoft, must provide electronic communications stored outside the United...more

CLOUD Act Renders Supreme Court Decision in the Microsoft Case Moot: eDiscovery News

by CloudNine on

The Supreme Court heard arguments on February 27th over Microsoft’s ongoing data privacy case involving email stored in Microsoft datacenter in Ireland. Supposedly, according to reports from those attending, the justices...more

The Supreme Court - April 17, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday - United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2: Federal law enforcement agents obtained a warrant under 18 U.S.C. §2703, requiring Microsoft to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

China announced yesterday that it was loosening its rules forcing foreign carmakers to link up with a local partner before building factories in China—a move that some see as a step to lowering tensions with the US....more

Microsoft Email Case Dismissed by Supreme Court

Yesterday, the long-running dispute between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government regarding data stored abroad was resolved by the United States Supreme Court. ...more

Forecasting the Impact of the New US CLOUD Act

by Dechert LLP on

The CLOUD Act resolves the central issue in United States v. Microsoft — U.S. law enforcement agencies now have explicit legal authority to obtain electronic data from U.S. cloud and communication companies regardless of...more

Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project: eDiscovery Trends 2018

by CloudNine on

This is the eleventh (and final) of the 2018 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY this year (and some afterward) to get their observations...more

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

The CLOUD Act, Explained

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data ("CLOUD") Act was enacted into law on March 23, 2018. The Act provides that U.S. law-enforcement orders issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) may reach certain data...more

Government and Microsoft In Agreement that Pending Case Mooted by CLOUD Act

On March 30, 2018, Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Microsoft Corporation that seeks to vacate the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...more

Government and Microsoft In Agreement that Pending Case Mooted by CLOUD Act

On March 30, 2018 Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Microsoft Corporation that seeks to vacate the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...more

Reaching for the clouds - how the US government plans to access data stored abroad

As part of the recently enacted federal spending bill, the US Congress has passed a momentous piece of legislation directly affecting providers of electronic communication services like email service providers and social...more

Monitoring Employee Electronic Communications

by Jaburg Wilk on

A growing number of employers monitor and review their employees’ electronic communications, including telephone calls, emails and internet use, while at work or working away from the office. They cite a number of legitimate...more

Microsoft Joins Government’s Request to Render Fight over Access to Data Stored Abroad Moot

Yesterday, we reported that the Department of Justice has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to remand its dispute with Microsoft Corp. concerning access to customer emails stored abroad to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second...more

Government Urges High Court to Moot Microsoft Email Case

We’ve written several times about the landmark dispute between the U.S. government and Microsoft Corp. over access to a customer’s emails stored in Ireland. Now, a month after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the...more

Congress Passes CLOUD Act to Facilitate Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The U.S. Congress passed the CLOUD Act amending U.S. surveillance laws to facilitate law enforcement access to the contents of communications and other related data. The Result: U.S. law enforcement...more

Congress Enacts CLOUD Act within Omnibus Spending Bill to Address Overseas Storage of Electronic Data, Potentially Mooting Supreme...

On March 23, 2018, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (H.R. 1625), an omnibus spending bill that includes the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act)....more

The CLOUD Act – Congress Passes New Bill Which Will Impact Access To Cross-Border Data

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Congress passed a 2,232 page omnibus spending bill. Included in the bill was a bipartisan act known as the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act” or CLOUD Act, which will allow United States...more

Federal Omnibus Spending Bill Includes CLOUD Act – Outlines Obligations of Providers to Turn over Electronic Communications Stored...

In the flurry of deal-making that resulted in a 2,232-page funding bill released Wednesday, lawmakers negotiated the inclusion of “The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act” (often referred to as the “CLOUD Act”) (see...more

Congress Enacts Law Clarifying Reach of Warrants for Overseas Data

by WilmerHale on

On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), which amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., to require providers of electronic...more

The CLOUD Act and its Impact on Cross-Border Access to the Contents of Communications

by Alston & Bird on

On Friday morning, March 23, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill into law, including the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, and in doing so established a sea change in the rules for...more

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