Microsoft's recent lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department that fights against gag orders for secret government data requests has the support of many companies, including from rivals like Apple and Google.
Reuters reports that the lawsuit, which Microsoft filed in April, had a deadline today for companies to file friend-of-the-court briefs. As it turns out, Microsoft has lots of friends for this particular case:
Microsoft claims that the U.S. Justice Department has violated the First and Fourth Amendments by ordering Microsoft to keep thousands of data requests from the government secret:
There's no word on when the lawsuit will come to trial.
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