Today, Microsoft filed suit in federal court in the Western District of Washington arguing that the US government is violating Constitutional rights of its users. The suit takes issue with the Department of Justice’s actions to side-step the Fourth Amendment — which protects the public from unlawful search and seizure (and requires notification if property has been searched) — by preventing Microsoft from notifying thousands of users about government requests for email and other documents. Under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), the government has the right to access files stored in the cloud, although the legislation itself is from the Reagan administration.…

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