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Sep 05, 2016 05:20 AM EDT

Microsoft Corp is tied up with a lawsuit against the U.S. government, which it claims that the law preventing companies to inform its customers whether the government is retrieving their data.

Microsoft had spurred the support from a number of technology, media, as well as pharmaceutical companies for its bid to nullify the aforementioned law, Reuters reported.

The multinational technology company claims that the law that prevents said companies to inform its users whether or not the government have been inquiring to obtain their data is unconstitutional.

The filing of legal briefs' window for nonparticipants in the case was closed on Friday, in which revealed the amount of companies willing to support Microsoft's claim for security of privacy among its customers.

The lawsuit is the latest in high-profile abrasion against the U.S. Justice Department during the age of information. Once again, claims over the breach in digital privacy, as well as surveillance is rising.

Among the supporters of Microsoft's move against the government includes Apple Inc, which was known to have another high-profile case against unlocking a suspect's iPhone. In addition, companies those whom have filed legal briefs were Google, Amazon, the Washington Post, National Newspaper Association, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

It has been revealed that a vast amount companies have joined the move against covert surveillance among citizens, according to Mac Rumors.

Microsoft cites a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which covers the right for people, as well as businesses, to know whether the government is inquiring and ultimately aiming to acquire their property. This would also extend to data, such as information and seizures, Apple Insider reported.

On the other end of the spectrum, law enforcement agencies tied up with the lawsuit claims that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 states that they area allowed to prevent companies to inform customers if the two parties have exchanged e-mails or other private data for the sake of discretion during an investigation.

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