The Microsoft Ireland Case and the Cyberspace Sovereignty Trilemma. Post-Territorial Technologies and Companies Question Territorial State Sovereignty and Regulatory State Monopolies
BRUSSELS PRIVACY HUB, WORKING PAPER, VOL. 4 • N° 11 • JULY 2018
27 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Last revised: 14 Mar 2020
Date Written: July 8, 2018
The Microsoft Ireland case brought before the Supreme Court in 2018 and dropped the very same year has attracted attention world-wide from policymakers and scholars. This contribution focusses on two important features of the case: the conflicting and often chaotic approaches to the notion of sovereignty of many of the players and the remarkable move of a private company to trigger regulation in a world where companies, technologies, data flows and governments transgress borders with growing acceptance of the inadequacy of older territorial comprehensions of the world order.
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Keywords: Sovereignty, Territoriality, Cyberspace, Microsoft Ireland Case, Cyber Sovereignty, Internet
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