WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In August 2016, Google was ordered to comply with two search warrants from the FBI related to two criminal investigations, but submitted only the data stored on its US servers. The government then filed a motion to compel the IT company to hand over the rest of the information.
"The court will grant the Government's motions to compel Google to comply with search warrants," Rueter said on Friday, in a ruling obtained by the Washington Post.
Google alluded to the ruling in favor of Microsoft by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a similar case.
According to Google, a search warrant, if granted, can give the government access to email content, while subpoenas and court orders only allow access to non-content information, such as an account creation number, phone number, or sign-in IP address.