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Cloud Provider Sets Up Swiss Shop, Germany Pushes for Privacy in TTIP

PRIVACY—SWITZERLAND & EU

November 4, 2013

Swiss cloud provider Swisscom decided to set up a home cloud in an effort to cut costs and make its systems more dynamic, according to head of IT services Andreas Koenig, but it also may become important to store data in countries with strict privacy laws, Reuters reports. While the company would be required to hand over data under a judge’s order, data protection and privacy “is a long tradition in Switzerland, and that’s why it’s pretty difficult to get something,” Koenig said. Meanwhile, officials in Brussels say Germany’s plan to push for tough data protection controls for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a “big surprise.”
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