Plaintiff demanded that Microsoft produce documents from the hotmail account of an Indian citizen imprisoned abroad. Suzlon Energy Ltd. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 10–35793 (9th Cir. Oct. 3, 2011). Microsoft objected to the production, and the district court agreed with Microsoft. The court found that the hotmail account-holder was entitled to the protection of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), even though he was a foreign citizen, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed. The appellate court found that the words “any person” in the statute included non-citizens, and also rejected plaintiff’s argument that the account-holder’s participation in the underlying lawsuit established an implied consent to the production of the hotmail documents.
Register Now As you are not an existing subscriber please register for your free daily legal newsfeed service.Register
If you have any questions about the service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lexology Customer Services on +44 20 7234 0606.
Electronic Communications Privacy Act applies to non-citizens of the U.S
- Jenner & Block
- Terrence J. Truax, Brent Caslin, Joseph A. Saltiel and Jeffrey A. Koppy
- February 27 2012
If you are interested in submitting an article to Lexology, please contact Andrew Teague at email@example.com.
"Lexology is a good barometer of a firm's expertise as the articles showcase a firm's understanding of the issues involved and how up to date their knowledge is. It's a good one stop solution where one is able...
"Lexology is a good barometer of a firm's expertise as the articles showcase a firm's understanding of the issues involved and how up to date their knowledge is. It's a good one stop solution where one is able to view the same law/cases from different perspectives; on the whole I would rate Lexology as a good service."
How Yee Loh