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 October 3, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Laws

Tim Hull reports:

A federal law that protects the privacy of emails and other electronic communications extends to foreign nationals, the 9th Circuit ruled Monday, allowing Microsoft to protect the emails of an Indian citizen accused of fraud in Australia.

Read more on Courthouse News.

What’s particularly nice about this case is that it was Microsoft that made the motion to quash. I love it when businesses try to protect consumer’s privacy – in this case, by asserting that ECPA protected the privacy of noncitizens as well as citizens.

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