Battles Over Government Access to Data Heats Up as Microsoft Sues DOJ

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Microsoft has filed suit against the Department of Justice over requests for customer information, saying people have a right to know when the government gets a warrant to read their emails. Microsoft says it has received more than 5600 federal demands for data in the past 18 months, and in nearly half, the government forbade Microsoft from informing the customer. The suit comes as Congress wades into the issue with a bill that would require tech companies to provide access to data when served by a court order.

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Aarti Shahani, Tech reporter, NPR

Chris Strohm, National security reporter, Bloomberg

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