Apr 142016
 
 April 14, 2016  Business, Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Ellen Nakashima reports:

Microsoft wants a federal judge in Seattle to strike down a law that allows courts to prohibit a tech company from telling customers that the government has sought their data.

In a civil suit filed Thursday against the Justice Department, the tech giant revealed that in the past 18 months alone federal courts have issued almost 2,600 orders preventing Microsoft from alerting customers their data has been obtained in criminal probes.

Notably, more than two-thirds — some 1,750 orders — had no fixed end date.

Read more on The Washington Post.

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