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Microsoft's President Explains the Company's Quiet Legal War For ­ser Privacy


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Brad Smith, Microsoft

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith.

Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Apple's legal battle over encryption dominated headlines earlier this year, but another tech giant is fighting a quieter legal war over user privacy: Microsoft. It won a major victory last week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit sided with the company, ruling that a U.S. warrant could not be used to force Microsoft to turn over email data stored in an Irish data center.

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