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21% of UK firms move data out of the USA

According to an independent survey of 300 British and Canadian small businesses (commissioned by Peer 1 Hosting), over a fifth of UK firms and one third of Canadian firms are relocating their information away from US based data centres. This is all because of the NSA intelligence agency scandal revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden in 2013. The survey shows a general fear and confusion amongst those questioned with 96% concerned about security and 82% about data privacy. Despite this, many UK and Canadian cloud users expressed a lack of in depth knowledge regarding current data privacy laws. Steve Durbin, Global…

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