One might insist that data is kept for a year while another might want it destroyed in six months, said Microsoft senior vice-president Brad Smith.
"If that's the case, it's very difficult to locate a data centre in one country and provide that service to consumers in another country," he said, speaking at the Global Services Conference in Washington in the US.
Mr Smith called for new trade rules to ease what he called the "quagmire" of laws facing the information providers industry.
Microsoft calls for data storage standards
Posted on Sunday, Oct 18 2009 @ 19:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck