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Microsoft's UK managing director, Gordon Frazer, admitted that cloud data stored online, even in Europe, is not protected against the 'Patriot Act' in the United States of America. As ZDNet reports, Microsoft's admission of this fact came after Frazer was posed this question:

Can Microsoft guarantee that EU-stored data, held in EU-based datacenters, will not leave the European Economic Area under any circumstances - even under a request by the Patriot Act?

Frazer explained that due to Microsoft being headquartered in the United States, they must comply with United States laws, even when dealing with subsidiary companies. He went on to say that customers would be notified whenever possible, should a request by the Patriot Act need this. It has been suspected, perhaps even feared, for some time but Microsoft's admission that data can be accessed regardless of whether it is in the United States or not is the first of its kind. Should data be housed, stored, or processed by an American company - or a company owned in its entirety by an American parent company - then it is possible for the Patriot Act to intercept and inspect this information.

In his response to the quoted question, Gordon Frazer said the following:

Microsoft cannot provide those guarantees. Neither can any other company.

Information about what can be done with your data, including when it may be accessed by an outside authority such as the government, is available on Microsoft's online Trust Center. Posters on Reddit have suggested information that could contradict what Frazer has said, as well as suggesting that the Patriot Act could potentially break European Union laws. Reddit user 'canyouhearme' has said the following:

In doing so they would be breaking EU laws.

Explicitly, they have to follow EU laws if they are acting as EU entities and working with EU data. Making reference to US laws gives them no leeway - processing of EU data, in the EU particularly, means they can be arrested for not following EU data protection regulations.

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Ambrocious

The Patriot Act gives total dictatorial power to the President if need be. This is why so many people wanted it gone, and why Obama "pretended" to be against it but twice already he has had the chance to get rid of it but has not.

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doesnt matter the communist bastd nObama did not sign it with a pen in his own hand. it was the first autopen bill sign into law. totally fking illegal to do that

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Ambrocious

Yeah I know Bush was the man who signed it, this simply paved the road for future tyrants to rape us all.

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This is not an either/or situation... Looking at it from within a box.. the perspective is one sided... That is one of the problems I have with all of it.. The ideal that is put forth is that in fact you can't have both.. but you can.. The thing and problem is that nobody is working n solutions for that.. and the Corporations involved and entities who claim loss of intellectual property.. are not even effecting or developing changes in the problem areas themselves..( AND I might add in here that advertising and demographic data as well as investigative information technologies rely upon these exploitations - end point the methods of and what we can do now conflict each other where as if we were all safe it would impact things on a grand scale if they were as they should be ) .. instead they expect to leave the front door open to the world and be safe.. That is not a very realist view.. Frankly I think its a bad move to keep playing the victim and not innovate.. There really should be better options..while they whine about it.. They choose to do nothing.. Some of these companies use older systems.. the don't invest in the tools needed to do the job.. and instead use the same methods as criminals in which to extort money from people and turn the whole thing into a money maker which renders more return on investment than actually doing the job the entity was created to do...

There is no reason a blanket law to cover all people and their personal property is needed to address people or persons involved in an investigation.. neither should it be necessary to violate ones rights if they are actually doing something wrong.. Lastly people should not feel threatened by these laws and privacy should remain in tact..

This states that in fact.. even a company cannot truly even offer a secure service to the customer..

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