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Apple has supported Microsoft in the fight against “global warrant”

Apple has supported Microsoft in a long battle with the Ministry of justice for the Federal court’s decision, which could force us companies to transfer data about foreign customers to the US government. Reported by Apple Insider.

Apple was among nearly 300 organizations and individuals who signed up fresh paper in the case, said Friday, lead counsel for Microsoft brad Smith. He called a wide-ranging coalition “extraordinary”:

“Members of Congress took the same position as the members of the European Parliament. Chamber of Commerce of the United States approvingly quoted the statement by the European Commission. Business groups and large companies agreed that consumer advocates and privacy. Faculty from Harvard, joined professors from Princeton. Professors from Duke University joined the team from the University of North Carolina, and those who are in Berkeley and joined the Stanford. Fox News agreed with the American civil liberties Union”.

Microsoft is to appeal part of a warrant issued by a magistrate judge James Francis IV, who ordered the company to give U.S. authorities access to email data, Irish user of Microsoft products. This data is stored in Ireland, Microsoft says that the observance of this order would violate Irish data protection laws.

Apple supports Microsoft in this fight in 2014. The company, along with network giant Cisco, was one of the first who signed the appeal. The Supreme court is going to consider the case of Microsoft in next month.

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