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DOJ acts to curb the overuse of secrecy orders. Now it’s Congress’ turn.

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer remarks on the significance of the Department of Justice's October 2017 announcement of new policy governing the use of gag orders attached to legal demands for customer data. This new DOJ policy responds to concerns raised by Microsoft in a lawsuit against the U.S. government filed in April 2016. As a result of this new policy, Microsoft is taking steps to dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. government.

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