Microsoft is trying to halt the sneak-and-peak searches the FBI wants to do of e-mails. The ability to stop this from happening may depend on the company’s ability to defend the constitutional rights of customers.
A judge in charge of deciding if the case will move forward told attorneys to be prepared in court on Monday. Microsoft has a lot at stake with this case. If they win, it will block the United States from secretly looking at customer data stored in the cloud, which includes email.
Tech leaders, such as Amazon.com, Google and Apple have supported Microsoft since they file the lawsuit in April. These companies all believe the future of cloud computing and mobile depend on the privacy of the data.