Supreme Court hears Microsoft data privacy arguments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft Corp. over a warrant for emails stored in the internet cloud outside the United States.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sought the emails as part of a drug trafficking investigation and obtained a warrant under a 1986 law.

The federal appeals court in New York agreed with the company that the 1986 Stored Communications Act does not apply outside the United States.

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