Microsoft Offers EU Customers Option to Store Data in Germany – Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it would offer European customers the option of storing their cloud data in Germany, addressing concerns about the security of data centers in the U.S. following reports of surveillance by U.S. intelligence agents.

Data that customers enter into Internet-based Microsoft software for office and business applications will be stored in two data centers shepherded by Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany’s largest telecommunications group. Microsoft will be granted access to this data only if it…


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