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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Always Keep Your Data on Foreign Servers

German news outlet Heise reported on the recommendation by computer magazine c’t to leave US clouds and keep data on European servers. An earlier analysis declared the USA ‘walling itself in’ after President Trump signed an executive order throwing heavy doubt on the successor of the data privacy protecting Safe Harbour agreement, Privacy Shield.

Then the magazine c’t hedges a bit and states, “Even European hosted solutions developed by American companies, like Telekom’s Microsoft Office 365, are far from safe with the last (Trump) executive order already shaking its foundations.”

You can read more in the NextCloud Blog at:

Since the magazine c’t is based in Europe, it makes sense it would recommend European servers. However, I would expand that list a bit to include Iceland, Singapore, New Zealand, and possibly other countries outside Europe as well. Select any country that is not going to respond to a court order from a U.S. court. Several countries have laws prohibiting release of such information to anyone, not even to their own governments, much less to the U.S. government.

My personal data is encrypted and then stored in the cloud outside the U.S.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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