Microsoft: Europeans need to store data on their own continent




Microsoft: Europeans need to store data on their own continent

Microsoft suggests that Europeans can store their data in his Irish data center. According to the head of the legal team of Microsoft users should have the choice to determine where their data ends up yourself.

“People need to know under what laws their data is and which authorities have access to it,” said Brad Smith, head of the legal team at Microsoft, according to Reuters told The Financial Times. “They also need to worry about where their data reaches an informed choice.” In doing so, he gave as an example that, for instance Europeans Microsoft be able to store their data. Irish data center

Concrete plans to make this possible, however, Microsoft announced. The proposal appeals to the criticism of many non-Americans on the implications of the Patriot Act, which the U.S. government allows U.S. companies to easily retrieve data. Foreigners

As GigaOm suggests making it not matter in which territory the data centers are: the point is that the U.S. company is subject to U.S. jurisdiction. For this reason, advocates include Commissioner Kroes for the creation of a European cloud service. Local providers of cloud services such as KPN try to recruit by pointing to the privacy benefits of storing data in their data center customers.

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