By now, most people will have heard about Microsoft Corporation’s intension to purchase gaming giant and interactive content publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. in what is already being called the largest tech deal ever. While some may have concerns about the size of the merger, the deal could well be a major victory for consumers and […]
A few years ago, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has tried to force Microsoft to turn over emails of a purported drug dealer whose emails are stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland. Essentially, the U.S. government issued a warrant for the emails of an Irish citizen, stored on facilities in Ireland and operated by […]
It’s time for Congress to Act. Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) called on Microsoft to turn over the cloud data belonging to a suspected criminal. On the surface, such a request may seem routine, but the criminal was not a U.S. citizen, did not live in the U.S., and the cloud […]
This piece, written by Steve Pociask and available on Forbes, discusses Salesforces push for regulators to block Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn. A look at the CRM (customer relationship management) market share figures, however, show that Salesforce in the dominant player in the market, which the merger will have not accretive affect on market concentration.
Senators Hatch, Coons and Heller have introduced the LEADs Act in the Senate. The bill would establish a framework for how the U.S. government can access data stored abroad during the course of a criminal investigation. Alan Daley’s new piece, published in today’s Daily Caller, discusses why this bill is so important in protects U.S. economic interests abroad.
The health of the digital tech economy is inextricably linked to the health of the U.S. economy. According to a newly released Brookings Institute study, 61% of all U.S. exports were digitally delivered, and international digital trade was responsible for adding 2.4 million jobs. A McKinsey Report estimated that improved use of data could generate […]
The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a search warrant to Microsoft requiring it to produce the emails of an alleged Irish drug dealer. The emails are stored in Ireland on a Microsoft server. Irish law generally prohibits release of a citizen’s private information without authorization by Ireland – which has not been forthcoming. Microsoft faces […]
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a search warrant as part of a criminal drug investigation. While that may seem like a typical legal demand, the suspect lives in Ireland, and the email records that that the DOJ seek are being stored at a data center in Ireland belonging to an Irish subsidiary of […]
ACI’s writer, Zack Christenson, wrote a piece in Today’s Daily Caller that discusses the DOJ’s attempt to seize emails on foreign citizens that are stored on foreign data centers. The blog discusses the huge economic consequences of such actions and how Congress is attempting to fix the problem. To print and read the piece, visit […]
This piece was written by ACI writer Alan Daley and is available at the Daily Caller.