On 06/06/18 09:30, Marco van de Voort wrote:

Actually Microsoft is quite a large cloud provider, and can afford topartition 
its offerings and isn't as dependent on a single point (orcontinent) hosting as 
others.

But they are still American through-and-through, with federal scrutiny of their business and consent decrees which allow them to operate despite being convicted monopolists. With fat federal contracts, lobbyists in abundance, and the occasional crusading state attorney to keep them on their toes.

Then there's "the CLOUD Act [of March 2018, which] amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA) of 1986 to allow federal law enforcement to compel U.S.-based technology companies via warrant or subpoena to provide requested data stored on servers regardless of whether the data are stored in the U.S. or on foreign soil." Followed by the inevitable EU backlash.

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Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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