BAAR, Switzerland, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of Internet users are concerned about the privacy of their personal data; so too are businesses and organizations. This has been a boon for Confidesk (http://www.confidesk.com), the Switzerland-based provider of encrypted email and file storage. To meet the growing demand and continue offering robust services to all customers, Confidesk is preparing to cut the ribbon on a new data center in Ireland.
"Our new data center will enable us to expand our business while still giving users the exceptional protections they expect and deserve," explained Robert Nemet, CIO of Confidesk. "Given the variety of cybercrime threats that exists today, individuals and businesses simply can't afford not to take precautions. Because we offer client-side encryption, users can rest assured that no one else has access to their information. Ireland was the logical choice for a data center given its openness to new tech ventures and its status as an EU member."
As a European Union member state, Ireland is governed by the EU's tough data privacy law. The current law went into effect in 2012 and contains strict, explicit limits on how and why personal data can be gathered, stored and transmitted. The authors of the law designed it with "future proofing" in mind, understanding that the digital world will only become more fluid and borderless.
The stipulations of the law are clear: organizations that collect and store information must protect it in accordance with specific guidelines, while also respecting the rights of the data's owners. The law applies in all 27 member states. Discussions are underway on how to extend the law to cover data transmission outside of the EU.
At registration, new Confidesk users choose between the EU or Switzerland data center as the host for their account. All features remain the same, including client-side, public key encryption of all data, regardless of which data center is selected. Accounts hosted at either data center will have the same default domain – "[email protected]." Likewise, users who opt for the EU data center can always choose their own domain to make for a more seamless transition to Confidesk's services. The own domain option is especially popular in the business community.
Both the Switzerland-based and Ireland-based data centers provide great value on a small investment, although the Ireland service is slightly cheaper. Users can also sign up for the free package and receive 50 MB of storage, upgrading later if necessary. Email and file storage are at the heart of what Confidesk provides; additionally, the technology company also offers a lock-tight password safe and contact management.
Striking the right balance between the unobstructed flow of information, which is a key characteristic of the digital age, and the inalienable right of people to protect their personal data is a new challenge for lawmakers. Confidesk believes that both Swiss and EU lawmakers are erring on the proper side of that equation.
Confidesk AG offers affordable state-of-the-art encryption packages for individual and business clients. Headquartered in Switzerland to ensure the highest standard of individual privacy, Confidesk offers a suite of mobile and desktop applications for local encryption and secure mail and file storage. Visit www.confidesk.com for more information.
Robert Nemet, CIO
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