Sep 142017
 September 14, 2017  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Ben Hancock reports:

Google Inc. has told the U.S. government it will comply with new warrants for data stored on its overseas servers, as long as they are not issued by courts within the Second Circuit, the Department of Justice said in a filing Wednesday.

The development marks a reversal of the company’s legal strategy on the issue of law enforcement access to data stored abroad. Google over the past year has waged a losing battle in courts across the country arguing that U.S. authorities cannot use a domestic warrant to get data stored internationally under Section 2703 of the Stored Communications Act, or SCA.

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