The company issued a blog post saying that even under extreme circumstances such as this one, it will not go through user content but simply report to the law enforcement
The General Counsel and EVP – Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith issued a blog post which was released by Microsoft and in it were details of the way there will be changes in the practices and this has all come from a recent report detailing how it read a blogger’s email without their permission to track down a source code leak. According to the post, Microsoft will never be doing such a thing ever again in fact if any such instances arise in the future, they will simply report it to law enforcement directly.
What we are looking at here is the case that invloves the company reading a blogger’s email when they found an ex-employee had leaked said blogger proprietary software. Microsoft claims that such an action was necessary and they couldnt wait for any other way to sort this out because if they left it, then they would be risking having illegal distribution of their proprietary content before it got out of hand. Deputy General Counsel John Frank is another of Microsoft's top lawyers and even he has justified the action and has also given in a context which states why the company had to take such an action. But looks like Microsoft will never again try to do such a thing as it has promised not to undertake such an action again even under such extreme circumstances.
Though this had been a great disappointment because Microsoft has always been a very responsible company but it seems great that they have taken the blame and are ready to put right their attitude in the future.