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Blog, Enterprise IT - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:11 - 38 Comments
blog Those of you who pay attention to such things will remember that the United States Government doesn’t appear that happy that many major Australian organisations prefer to host their data in Australian datacentres, instead of in the plethora of such facilities located in the US. Well, now the US rhetoric on the issue has escalated further, with an opinion piece published this week by the US Ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich. In the piece, published by the Sydney Morning Herald (we recommend you click here for the full article), Bleich writes:
“Like people who once thought keeping their money hidden under the mattress was better than having it in a bank, some voices across the region, and even in Australia, have called for limiting the flow of data across borders, and requiring firms to install local data centres in each market to ensure local ”control”. This ”beggar thy neighbour” protectionism would be just as self-defeating in the digital economy as in every other sector.”