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If the government can require Microsoft to break the contractual and fiduciary commitments to customers to protect data and report on what happens to it, can the government also require individual employees to break their commitments to their employers? Agents show up at data warehouse on 1000 Main Street, tell the employees they are prohibited from contacting their bosses, ever. What is the limiting principle, where does it end?



It is unclear whether such an order can prevent someone from quitting their job on the spot.

Any real, public court of law would hopefully release someone of such orders once they are no longer in a position to obey it.


You can require them to give you information. Previously promising that you wouldn't give the information doesn't help.

Also, their TOS said they'd give data to the government of legally required, so no contract was broken.




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