Supreme Court Will Decide If US Government Can Request Data Stored Overseas

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derekullo

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Nothing illegal about this.

The Supreme Court is simply answering the question;

"Is the United States legally able to ask nicely for information stored in other countries or foreign companies that pertains to a citizen of the United States"

Countries and other foreign companies not under US jurisdiction are free to say no.

Russia: "Laughs hysterically"

North Korea: "Seething" NO DOTARD!!!

European Union: Do you want in xml or docx?


If anything the other countries might take it as a compliment that the NSA doesn't already have all the information it wants.
 

jasonkaler

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That can request all they want, but if the country they're requesting from does not have a treaty specifying that the data must be supplied, this is pretty much useless.

Just a step in the wrong direction towards a brick wall.
 

Olle P

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They're not asking a foreign country, they're asking a domestic company to provide (a copy of) information stored abroad.
The country in which the data is stored doesn't get involved in any way!

Getting a go-ahead here should off course trigger the response to ban non US local and national governments from having any connection to US IT companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, etc. (Just like US officials are now banned from using Kaspersky products.)
And also, off course, a recommendation for regular citizens not to use these products.
 
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