The court ordered Google to overseas customers letter to the FBI
American court ordered Google to provide the US authorities emails of clients stored on foreign servers. As reports Reuters, the decision was taken to ensure that the FBI agents could conduct within the United States, investigations related to fraud.
Judge Thomas Rueter believes that the transfer of mail to FBI from foreign servers by Google in the context of the investigation of cases of fraud within the United States does not violate anyone's rights:
Although getting Google information from their many data centers abroad could potentially be considered as invasion of privacy, the violation of privacy occurs only if disclosure of this information in the United States.
Google's lawyers said that does not agree with the decision, as it is taken without regard to precedent, and necessarily involved in his appeal.
Previously in July 2016 the U.S. Court of Appeals has allowed Microsoft to disclose the communications of foreign users, reversing the lower court's decision requiring Microsoft to provide U.S. authorities access to the emails of the users stored on servers in Ireland.
In September last year, more than ten major American corporations, including Google, Apple and Amazon, have joined the lawsuit Microsoft against the Department of Justice in which the company demanded to be allowed to inform users about surveillance by the FBI. The largest Internet corporations believe that users have a right to know that the FBI got a warrant to read their email.