GAFE Privacy and Security

Consider this (from KitsMedia)

"Concerns about privacy

People who are concerned about hosting in Canada for reasons of “privacy” on the Internet often do not realize the amount of information that is already accessible about them on servers spread across the States.

Most people use online services that store enormous amounts of history about their activities. The information you post on your Facebook account, Linked in, Twitter or any of the hundreds of other social media accounts is stored on servers in the States. It is accessed and used by companies you’ll never know about.

If you use Google docs, Flickr or Youtube, your content is on American servers. If you use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo mail, copies of all of your emails are being stored on US servers. Credit card information for multinational corporations is routinely stored on US servers. Every time you register software or other online product, you are likely registering it on a US server. Web analytics tools like Google Analytics store your visitor information on US servers. If you belong to a professional organization, like the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce, your membership information and event photos are likely stored on a US server (in their case, Texas). By comparison, the information on most websites is pretty innocent and, by nature, in the public domain already."

BC School Districts with similar policies:
    • SD22 - Vernon
    • SD34 - Abbotsford
    • SD37 - Delta
    • SD39 - Vancouver
    • SD45 - West Vancouver
    • SD60 - Peace River
    • SD61 - Greater Victoria
    • SD62 - Sooke
    • SD63 - Saanich
    • SD68 - Nanaimo Ladysmith
    • SD69 - Qualicum
    • SD73 - Kamloops/Thompson