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Posted on: Feb 2, 2017

An appeals court has declined to revisit an earlier decision, ruling that the Justice Department cannot force Microsoft to turn over customer data stored on servers outside the US.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was split 4-4 in a vote on Tuesday, leaving an earlier July decision in place, which was widely seen as a victory for tech companies and privacy advocates.

A Justice Dept. spokesperson told ZDNet that the department is "reviewing the decision and its multiple dissenting opinions and considering our options."

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