Overly Quoted on Data Storage and Federal Surveillance

15 July 2016 Wall Street Journal News

Wall Street Journal

Partner Michael Overly was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article, “U.S. to Allow Foreigners to Serve Warrants on U.S. Internet Firms,” on July 15, 2016. The article discussed the Obama administration’s proposed series of agreements with foreign governments that would allow access to serve U.S. technology companies with warrants for email searches or wiretaps. The agreements were announced shortly after a federal appeals court ruled that federal warrants couldn’t be used to search data held overseas. Overly explained the complexities of data storage and how the ruling could lead to Microsoft rivals that offer email, document storage and other data storage services, but which haven’t designed systems to store data locally, to alter their networks. Overly was quoted saying, “[Internet companies] themselves can’t tell where the data is minute from minute because it’s moving dynamically.”

Related Services


Review of Recent Whistleblower Developments
30 July 2021
Legal News: Whistleblower Developments
$4.24M Now the Average Cost Per Data Breach!
30 July 2021
Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog
Podcast Episode 56: All Things Summer Associate Recruiting
30 July 2021
Foley Career Perspectives
Foley Podcast to Live Panel Discussion
29 July 2021
Foley Career Perspectives
30th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar
29 September | 7 & 20 October 2021
Milwaukee | Chicago | Dallas
7th National Telehealth Summit
4-5 October 2021
Miami Beach, FL
AHLA Fraud & Compliance Forum
21-22 September 2021
Baltimore, MD
2nd Clinical Trial Agreements Forum
16-17 September 2021
Online Livestream