"That's not how companies work. What you see as a single
company operating a single worldwide network, is actually
a web of companies with interlocking directorships and
share structures. In each country they will probably have
3 or 4 corporate entities."
Ok, I hadn't thought of that. I was thinking of one company in a non-US country with some assets in the US (but most not) and being held to US regulations network-wide. How would you stop the traffic that was not following US regulations from hitting the US?
"Spend some time hanging out with finance and legal people
in a big company. You may find it almost as fascinating
as designing networks."
As much as I hate to admit it, I believe I'd enjoy geeking-out on that for a while...