The case of the U.S. Department of Justice has caused widespread concern among technology companies and the media because it involves privacy issues. Once the result of the trial is won by the Ministry of Justice, many consumers, out of privacy considerations, will no longer use technology companies Available in all categoriescloud service.
In a drug smuggling case last year, Microsoft did not want to provide the U.S. government with storage in DublinserverOn the contents of the mail, and therefore sued, saying it would undermine consumer trust in cloud services, eventually successfully vetoing the government search warrant. It is also the first time that a U.S. company has brought a lawsuit against its government for obtaining overseas data using a local search warrant.
In October of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the appeal of the Ministry of Justice against a search ban. The European Commission said on Thursday that it would submit its opinion to the court and said in a statement: "If Microsoft's private mail stored in EU member states is sent to the United States, it will violate the EU's existing data protection laws The European Commission will ensure that EU data protection legislation is well understood at international level and is valued by the United States Supreme Court.
The European Commission said it will not support any one of the courts.
Microsoft has 100 to build data centers in 40 countries worldwide, is the first launch of the U.S. government to obtain foreign data stored in the search warrant objected to U.S. companies. Responsible for the management of EU affairs vice president of Microsoft John Frank (John Frank) said: "we welcome the European Commission to participate in the hearing of the case. Let us the Supreme Court heard the voice of the European Union, this is very important"
In the EU, a new data protection law will come into force in May next year, with strict rules on how multinational companies can obtain data from EU member states.