Brad Smith: Appeals court decision on search warrant case is important for people everywhere

On Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in a case brought by Microsoft addressing the global application of U.S. search warrants for people’s email. The court ruled in favor of Microsoft overturning an earlier ruling from a lower court.

The decision is important for people everywhere, writes Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal officer.

It “ensures that people’s privacy rights are protected by the laws of their own countries; it helps ensure that the legal protections of the physical world apply in the digital domain; and it paves the way for better solutions to address both privacy and law enforcement needs,” writes Smith.

Read Smith’s post on Microsoft on the Issues.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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