Germany is Trying to Keep Internet & Email Inside Germany to Avoid Spying
An alliance of German phone and Internet companies is pushing to keep German email and Internet within German borders. The proposal, which was spurred on by revelations that the US government is spying on the correspondence of German citizens, is designed to bolster the security of Germany’s internal communications and keep them from leaving Germany. The messages would be housed on servers that are within the country's borders. Germany has much stricter consumer privacy laws and this would keep Germans from being spied on.