A ‘gag order’ on ‘sophisticated’ tech: ‘We’re not interested in your data’
It’s not often you find yourself facing the threat of a gag order, but that’s exactly what Microsoft has been accused of doing in a court filing, which says the company’s CEO is now threatening to make “significant changes” to the way it operates if the court finds it is “unreasonably burdensome” for people to have access to its information.
The case is being handled by a US federal judge in New York, who is also the acting US attorney general.
The lawsuit comes after a string of high-profile privacy complaints and privacy violations by Microsoft, which were first raised in June.
The case revolves around Microsoft’s decision to block access to the company data for a large group of people in Europe, including some members of Congress.
The suit comes amid concerns over the security of Microsoft’s cloud-based business, which was the subject of a cyberattack earlier this year that affected a number of government agencies.