How Microsoft put pressure on Ireland in US drugs case

Microsoft said Ireland needed to show ‘digital leadership ’ by backing firm in US Supreme Court

13th May, 2018
Microsoft had sought to enlist Ireland’s help in fighting a landmark privacy case in the US Supreme Court

Secret documents have revealed that US computing giant Microsoft piled pressure on Ireland in a landmark case over access to emails at the centre of a drug-trafficking probe.

The drug case saw Microsoft face off with the US government over demands that the tech superpower give access to emails at the centre of the investigation which are stored in Ireland.

In private emails seen by this newspaper, Microsoft strongly criticises the government’s previous submissions in...

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