But here is the good news. It is called the European mode, and you don't have to be a European to benefit from the far stricter European personal privacy laws, and other regulations imposed on how companies make use of your personal data.
Here are two companies you might want to look intom if you want a secure European based e-mail account.
In this context FREENET and TOR , are also recommended networks, specially if you live in, or visiting a country where there is censorship, interception of electronic communications, and control over what you are allowed to see or not over the Internet.
It certainly is worth to look into, and best of all, they come for free, if you don't require their "premium" services.