Private data protection: Microsoft, the EU and the US Supreme Court

By | Thursday January 26th, 2017

The old story of the conflict between Microsoft and a US Federal Judge concerning the access to emails stored in a server located in Ireland is still going on.

The key point is the following: do the US Authorities have the right to access data stored on servers owned by a US Company regardless of where servers are located – inside or outside US?

The Appeal Court said no twice but now the Supreme Court could be asked to pronounce its sentence.

Considering the US tech companies expectations on the cloud business it is not a minor issue, isn’t it? Particularly in the Trump era.

All details in the computerweekly story.

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About Sergio Fumagalli

Vice President Zeropiu Spa, system integrator specialized in digital identity and data security with operations in Italy and in the Nordics. After serving as MP in the Italian Parliament, I started a professional collaboration with the Data Protection Italian Authority and a professional activity on these topics. Co-author of “Privacy guida agli adempimenti”, IPSOA, 2004, 2005 a book on compliance to the Italian Law. Since 2008 member of the Oracle Community for Security - http://c4s.clusit.it/views/Homepage.html - and since 2014 member of the board of Clusit a leader association on IT Security in Italy Between 2004 and 2012 member of the board of Webank Spa, the online banc of the Banca Popolare di Milano group.

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