“The coalition of companies supporting Google now argue that the scope of the SCA doesn’t reach into foreign territories, and could lead to Google being forced to violate foreign data privacy laws,” Broussard reports. “The amicus brief cites a case where Microsoft was asked to hand over emails stored on cloud servers in Ireland.”
“Microsoft eventually won that case,” Broussard reports. “The brief also argues that if Google is forced to hand over the emails, a reverse situation could occur that opens the floodgates for foreign countries to request emails from U.S. citizens that are stored on U.S. servers.”
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