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Microsoft Corp said it would drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information.Microsoft filed the lawsuit in April 2016 arguing that the U.S. government was violating the Constitution by preventing the company from informing its customers about government requests for their emails and other documents.While Microsoft has agreed to drop its lawsuit, Smith said the company is renewing its call to Congress for the amendment of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act which was adopted in 1986 .
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