I said a European Internet would be more expensive and ineffective. Those who traditionally spy on the Germans are the French. ;-)
More seriously, I pointed out that Europe tended to have higher data charges, so US services are used by Europeans. I suggested that individuals could help by encrypting their own data (which will slow down, but not stop eavesdropping) and check where the organisations they do business with store their data.
Some relevant documents:
- Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy: Maximising the Value of Cloud, version 2.1, AGIMO, July 2013
- Outsourcing and offshoring - Specific considerations when using cloud computing services", Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), 15 November 2010
- Advice on managing the recordkeeping risks associated with cloud computing, Cassie Findlay, Australasian Digital Recordkeeping Initiative, Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities, 29 July 2010