Microsoft says it won’t scan email accounts over stolen property anymore, will refer cases to law enforcement

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Microsoft today announced a change to its email privacy policies that states the company will no longer scan email accounts over stolen property. Instead, Microsoft will refer all such cases to law enforcement so they can handle it. Here’s the company’s statement: Effective immediately, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property from Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves. Instead, we will refer the matter to law enforcement if further action is required. News blew up last week over a case some two years ago...

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