Security and privacy are major concerns of German users when it comes to backing up data or collaborating in the cloud. Therefore, individuals and companies too are more often choosing German cloud services that fully comply with the German Federal Privacy Act. But not only the location of the company, but also the location of the servers on which the user’s data is stored, plays an important role when it comes to protecting user data. Servers outside of Germany mean that German data protection laws cannot prevent third-party access.
Teamplace has closed the server locations previously used in Ireland and the United States in March 2016. Now, all user data is stored only in Frankfurt, Germany. Amazon Web Services, which is fully certified according to German IT protection by the TÜV Austria Group technical inspection authority, is only responsible for the physical infrastructure. The management of data remains entirely within the control of Teamplace. Teamplace ensures that all data is fully protected through the German Federal Data Protection Act and takes further encryption measures.
“There are a large number of reasons that justify a German server location” said Karsten Constantin, CIO at Teamplace. “The NSA scandal or the end of the Safe Harbor Agreement alone have shown us all just how important data security and privacy remains. Deciding upon a German server location was a clear choice for us”, said Karsten Constantin. “We are proud of the fact that with Teamplace, nothing stands in the way of the secure exchange of files and teamwork in the cloud.”
You can find more about the Teamplace approach to data protection at:www.teamplace.net/datasecurity
Teamplace is available for iPhones and iPads for free in the App Store: https://www.teamplace.net/ios
An Android version is also available in the Google Play store: https://www.teamplace.net/android
The Teamplace web app, which can be used via any web browser is available at: https://web.teamplace.net