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Microsoft in “constitutional catch-22” over DOJ gagging orders

By Waithera Junghae

07 February 2017

Microsoft in “constitutional catch-22” over DOJ gagging orders  Microsoft Credit:iStock.com/photogearch

Microsoft says it has legal standing to assert its customers’ Fourth Amendment rights requiring notice of warrants to search their online data, because DOJ secrecy orders prevent individuals from standing up for themselves.