back to article Microsoft vs US.gov, Internet of Stuff, etc: What's up with 2015's legal cloudy issues?

Last year, I highlighted five legal issues for cloud firms and consumers to watch out for in 2015. Here’s a quick recap of how those topics developed during the year. 1. Microsoft and the US government go back to court Microsoft is taking a stand against the ability of US law to reach into its Dublin data centres and, against …

  1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    does not matter

    The USA/NSA will get all the data it wants whenever it wants it.

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    Irish amicus brief in the Microsoft case

    As Ireland has raised this as a matter of recognition of sovereignty I wonder if, should MS lose, they'd raise it at the UN.

    1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

      Re: Irish amicus brief in the Microsoft case

      Good luck getting that through the Security Council.

  3. W. Anderson

    Realized lmits to USA control in/of other jurisdictions

    In regard comment by " Trigonoceps occipitalis", the position and/or actions of the US Security Council will have no real effect on Microsoft taking it's case to the United Nations (UN) International Court of Law, which can decide unequivocally that the USA has no authority what-so-ever to remove data from Microsoft servers in Ireland.

    This legal process between International jurisdictions may even result in the Irish Government allowing Microsoft to transfer such data to Irish corporation with a Microsoft close affiliation, which would surely test the will of the USA government to it's outer limits of International influence and control.

    1. Vic

      Re: Realized lmits to USA control in/of other jurisdictions

      the US Security Council

      I think that's what we're worried about..

      Vic.

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