Tech companies turn to lobbyists after NSA fallout

Tech companies turn to lobbyists after NSA fallout: In the months following revelations that the National Security Agency accessed troves of data through several major U.S. Internet providers, Brazil’s president has declared Web-based data about Brazilian clients should only be stored on servers in Brazil.

The leader of German software giant SAP has used the leak as an opportunity to tout his company’s secure servers. And members of the European Parliament are pushing for stricter privacy laws, including a provision that would require users to be notified that their data could become subject to foreign government surveillance if it is transferred from a server in Europe to a server in the United States.