Sep 292011
 

This little article should make you thinking a bit about privacy data. And some more food for thought:

– Europeans have rights about their privacy data that U.S. does not give their citizens.
– Privacy data hosted in the U.S. is not safe.
– Even privacy data hosted in Europe by an U.S. company may not be safe – due to U.S. Patriot Act
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/microsoft-admits-patriot-act-can-access-eu-based-cloud-data/11225
– U.S. companies may soon get excluded from bids in Europe
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-13/deutsche-telekom-wants-german-cloud-to-shield-data-from-u-s-.html
– European companies promote safe clouds – shielding from U.S. Patriot Act
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-13/deutsche-telekom-wants-german-cloud-to-shield-data-from-u-s-.html
– XING, as LinkedIn competitor, is based in Germany and clearly advertises this advantage: “XING protects your privacy.”
http://corporate.xing.com/english/company/security-at-xing/what-we-do/

So next time, you want to share private data with others, choose your social network wisely. You find my XING profile listed together with Twitter and LinkedIn on my Google+ profile. (I am not affiliated in any way with XING.)
https://www.xing.com/profile/Michael_Friess

Happy Networking!

[Originally posted on Google+]

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