Microsoft will appeal judge’s decision on data stored in Ireland

A judge sitting in New York rejected the argument that data stored in Dublin is protected by European privacy laws, rather than U.S. law.

Microsoft is planning to appeal a federal judge’s ruling on July 31 that would force the company to provide data stored in Ireland to U.S. authorities.

The appeal will likely come soon, and Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Corporate Affairs, said after the judge’s decision that the U.S. District Court “decision would not represent the final step in this process.”

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