amsterdam - Software company Microsoft in the US won a lawsuit on data storage. The US justice system can store data that companies in Europe, not demand.
Silicon Valley companies have responded with relief. In the fight Microsoft with the Public Prosecution Service has held a federal judge specifically a demand for the provision of data of a suspect does not extend to data stored outside the United States, such as the Netherlands.
That reports the Wall Street Journal Thursday night, referring to the ruling. The case comes at a time when there are tensions between the EU-US agreements on access to data, in particular social media companies that operate worldwide.
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According to federal court to surrender in Manthattan gives federal law enforcement agencies are not able to force Microsoft data is on a server, for example Europe.
Microsoft has large data centers in Ireland, but also in Schiphol-Rijk.
The American Chamber of Commerce supported Microsoft in its lawsuit, fearing for commercial interests. Amazon and Cisco Microsoft also gave their support because they expect it would take them the same fate by a court order.