Dec 062013
 December 6, 2013  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Fiona O’Cleirigh reports:

A British citizen’s UK court action will test the legal right of Microsoft to disclose private data on UK citizens to the US electronic spying organisation, the National Security Agency (NSA).

The case will shine a light on the legality of top secret US court orders which require US technology companies to disclose details of foreign users’ private communications.

Kevin Cahill, a British journalist, has brought the case in the Lord Mayor’s and City of London County Court. The case centres on Cahill’s belief that Microsoft breached the security of his email account.


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