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Microsoft Opposes DOJ’s Bid To Dismiss Its Constitutional Challenge To The ECPA

Mealey's (August 30, 2016, 1:43 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — In an Aug. 26 brief opposing the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss, Microsoft Corp. argues that thousands of DOJ “secrecy orders” requiring the disclosure of its customers’ personal communications constitute a concrete injury, establishing Microsoft’s standing to challenge the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), under which the orders were issued (Microsoft Corp. v. The U.S. Department of Justice, et al., No. 2:16-cv-00538, W.D. Wash.).

(Opposition to dismissal motion available. Document #97-160922-019B.)

Warrants On Providers

The ECPA, which was enacted in 1986, permits...
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