Microsoft Uses European Plan to Keep Data from U.S. Courts

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the U.S. tech industry as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of its biggest European customers from U.S. government over-reach. The arrangement, which will ringfence European data with a new legal set-up designed put it beyond U.S. courts and the country’s national security establishment, in one of the most drastic corporate responses yet to the American internet spying scandal.