Re: Once again - US cloud service. Two words from Europe.
You don't get it. The can be no "air-gap" with the PATRIOT Act. It applies to any US owned company - and any companies they own - US or not.
A lot of people thought like you (because the PATRIOT act is thousands of pages and no one has ever admitted reading it in it's entirety). But a few corporate lawyers have quietly pointed out that it trumps any contract law.