Update: In the ongoing legal dispute over whether Microsoft collected and stored in the EU data must also hand over to the U.S. authorities, the pressure on the software giant is now larger: On Friday, a U.S. judge refused the company to suspend the judgment that forces Microsoft to hand over the data. Originally it was said that the verdict is not yet final because the company wants to appeal against. Yet Microsoft wants despite the delicate turn not continue to pass the data as a company spokesperson also told Reuters confirmed. It would necessarily appeal against the verdict, but still is not clear how this could work: As in the original case is like no final judgment, Microsoft can actually insert also no appeal.
Negotiations are scheduled to resume on September 5th.
Original message from 01.08.2014: With a judgment has an American Federal Court decided that Microsoft U.S. authorities must grant such as the FBI if necessary insight in the EU-user data. The judgment is also for other Internet companies of importance. As the Group had refused to ask for investigations into drug offenses a US-authority e-mails foreign users available, these had sued Microsoft.
With an initial ruling in April 2014, the Authority had a search warrant causes. , Microsoft had appealed against this complaint in court have included Apple and Cisco the company jumped to the side: The decision is contrary to European law. But the federal court in New York dismissed the objection from now. Microsoft should, according to the judge the American authorities absolutely grant access to its customer data -. Although they are on foreign servers . however, the judgment is not yet final, Microsoft wants the other hand, insert immediately calling for Microsoft and other U.S. companies could the judgment serious consequences have: After the NSA affair confidence already was significantly decreased in it, the obligation to cooperate with American authorities, many users likely now entgültig drift away.