U.S. Judge Rules American Search Warrants Apply to Data Stored on Foreign Computers

Original link is HERE.

Essentially, in a ruling that is sure to be challenged all the way to the US Supreme Court, a magistrate in New York has ruled that companies must turn over the private data of customers when a warrant is issued, even if that data is stored on computers located in foreign countries.

I’m not going to debate the legality of the ruling; merely point out the security implications of it.  When viewed in concert with the actions of the NSA and other intelligence-gathering agencies, using encryption to protect personal data becomes even more important, no matter where that data is stored.

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