Did you know the United States has multiple bills and acts, such as the patriot act, which allows for easy unrestricted access to your data? Government and intelligence agencies can access your files without even notifying you so long as your information is stored on servers located in the USA. Canadian Web Hosting is becoming more and more important every day.
Canada has much stricter rules around access your personal and business information online. If the Canadian or US governments or intelligence agencies want access to your data and your files are on a server physically located in Canada they not require a warrant but you are also notified.
In some cases, such as in the case of non-profits, the CRA requires certain records to be kept in Canada (it may be ok if an up-to-date copy or backup of the records is kept in Canada, however we suggest consulting your accountant or lawyer). This applies to your governance documents, minutes from meetings of executives or members, and donation records.
In other words….
If you want to protect your data from the likes of the Patriot Act and The Donald then hosting your website and email on a Canadian Hosting Server is the way to go.
Click here to learn more about the Canadian Privacy Act. Interested in hosting your website and email in Canada? Check out our Canadian Web Hosting page or contact us directly. In many case we can even move your site for free.