James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Microsoft 'must release' data held on Dublin server

A judge in the US has ordered Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held in Ireland.
The company had attempted to challenge the search warrant on the basis that the information was stored exclusively on computer servers outside the US.
Microsoft previously said it planned to offer business and government clients control over where their data resided.
This followed concerns about data privacy raised by whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks about US spying.

But the ruling potentially undermines that pledge.