Microsoft is fighting the DOJ too
Like Apple, Microsoft has also taken a defiant stance against a court’s order to turn over customer data to law enforcement.
Microsoft’s court battle hasn’t gotten nearly the amount of attention that Apple’s has. But the implications for Microsoft’s line-in-the-sand approach is remarkably similar to Apple’s
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice served Microsoft with a subpoena and a search warrant for emails that live in a data center in Ireland. Microsoft is refusing to comply because it believes those emails should be off-limits to the U.S. government until Ireland gives the okay.