In an attempt to persuade Australia to allow Australian government documents to be stored off-shore, M$, in a discussion paper wrote, “Any company with a presence in the United States of America (not just those with headquarters or subsidiaries in that country) may be legally required to respond to a valid demand from the United States Government for information the company retains custody over or controls, regardless of where the data is stored or the existence of any conflicting obligations under the laws of the country where the data is located”.
That should be enough to persuade any government to store its own records in-house and using FLOSS, software not beholden to any corporation. Further, no government should have anything to do with a US corporation. This is the “ugly American” in IT, presuming to rule the world. We don’t accept that. M$ is deluded about its own power and that of its buddy, Uncle Sam.
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux, a cooperative product of the world. It works for you and not some erratic corporation.