Microsoft Seeks Declaration That Electronic Communications Privacy Act Is Invalid

Mealey's (April 19, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — On April 14 in Washington federal court, Microsoft Corp. filed a declaratory complaint against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. attorney general, protesting the federal government’s use of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to conduct searches of its users’ email accounts and seeking a declaration that “secrecy orders” issued to the government are constitutionally invalid (Microsoft Corp. v. The U.S. Department of Justice, et al., No. 2:16-cv-00538, W.D. Wash.).

(Complaint available. Document #97-160428-029C.)

In its two-count complaint filed in the U.S....
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