Bob Van Voris reports:
Microsoft Corp. asked an appeals panel to reverse a lower-court ruling forcing it to turn over e-mails stored in Ireland, in a closely watched case that could set the terms for data security for the U.S. technology industry.
Internet service providers may have a hard time selling Web-based programs if they can’t keep records stored in foreign countries safe from unilateral U.S. seizures. That’s why more than two dozen companies, including Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc., are siding with Microsoft by filing documents supporting its position.
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