Microsoft Wants To Alert You When The Feds Access Your Email
The tech company says it's hit with secrecy orders half the time the government obtains warrants to access private data.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 14, 2016
There's a new battle between the government and the tech world. This time it's Microsoft against the feds.
The tech company filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice saying the government is exploiting the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.
That law allows federal investigators to access emails and other digital files held by third-party companies without notifying the person that data pertains to.