Monday, September 30, 2013

The NSA Surveillance Scandal Has Resulted In The Rush For Offshore Havens To Provide Data Privacy

NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race to Create Offshore Havens for Data Privacy -- Wall Street Journal

Firms Tout 'Email Made in Germany' as More Secure; Brazil Wants Its Own Servers

Google Inc., Facebook Inc. nd other American technology companies were put on the defensive when Edward Snowden's allegations about U.S.-government surveillance of Internet traffic emerged this spring.

Outside the U.S., some companies and politicians saw an opportunity.

Three of Germany's largest email providers, including partly state-owned Deutsche Telekom AG, DTE.XE -0.28% teamed up to offer a new service, Email Made in Germany. The companies promise that by encrypting email through German servers and hewing to the country's strict privacy laws, U.S. authorities won't easily be able to pry inside. More than a hundred thousand Germans have flocked to the service since it was rolled out in August.

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My Comment: This is only going to grow with time. The NSA surveillance scandal has damaged U.S. web business and reputations .... and with just cause.

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