As Microsoft continue to be accused of sharing personal information following the infamous PRISM
leak earlier this year, the company today released a blog post explaining their allegations and reporting that the government is stopping them from their constitutional right to share information. While awaiting the Attorney General's decision on whether they have the right to share all National Security requests they have received, Microsoft have revealed "as much information" as they currently can.
In regards to Outlook
, the company has confirmed that they do not provide direct access to email messages. They affirmed that in the case of requests for information, data is reviewed, and then released, following a lengthy legal process. Similarly, all SkyDrive
data is only given out following specific demands - there is no free access to users' information. They say requests are treated the same in the US as they are internationally.