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Microsoft confirmed Thursday that the Justice Dept. is likely to be allowed more data on how many times the company’s server has been used to host its cloud service in the past three years.
“It’s very possible that the DOJ will be able to request data on this over time,” Microsoft said in a statement.
The company said it is currently collecting data from all of its cloud services.
In January, the company said its service has been able to handle roughly 70 percent of the total traffic on its system.
Microsoft said that as a result, it is not prepared to provide a list of the times it has been in a cloud-based environment since the end of December, but would instead use a tool called “TrackingTime” to track how long it has remained in a particular cloud environment.
The tool will also analyze the volume of data being transmitted between the server and the client.
In a blog post published Thursday, the Microsoft security researcher who helped create the tool said he hopes the tool will allow the DOJ to track usage of Microsoft’s cloud services to help them determine if they should be subject to warrants.