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Hague seeks to reassure MPs that their data is safe in Microsoft's Dublin data centre

Sam Shead | Sept. 15, 2014
The UK government has sought to reassure MPs that their data on Microsoft's servers in the Republic of Ireland cannot be accessed by US surveillance agencies.

"MPs should be aware that the legal position in terms of the security of their emails is either unsure or that American security services can get copies of them if they want them."

Should Microsoft be let off then there will likely be implications for the security of all other extraterritorially stored data.

MPs and peers saw their mailboxes migrated to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud servers in July 2014.

Under parliamentary law, British security services are not allowed to access the emails of MPs.

 

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