As GigaOm reports, Edward Snowden’s email provider LavaBit got shut down under strange circumstances. This incident adds more fuel to the running discussion how much power law enforcement and other state agencies should have over information trusted to internet service providers.
In this regard, Ladar Levison, the creator of LavaBit, comes to a devastating conclusion:>
This experience has taught me one very important lesson: Without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.
It’s important to note that
physical ties is not limited to just companies located in the US. For example, while Amazon Web Services do have a hosting location in Europe, they’re no less an american company. And it’s unclear how much access US agencies actually have to data stored by Amazon, even if it’s hosted in Europe.
With freistilbox, on the other hand, the situation is transparent: freistilbox is hosted in data centres in Germany and the german data protection laws are among the most restrictive ones in the world. That means your data is guaranteed all the legal conditions regarding data protection and information security that your business needs, especially if it’s operating in international markets.
If you have any questions regarding the security of your data on freistilbox, we’re happy to answer them. Just drop us a line!