San Mateo, California
03 Feb 2016
In response to a recent EU ruling concerning the privacy and transfer of data, AtHoc is now utilizing its’ software cloud out of Canada. According to Aviv Siegel, VP Technology, AtHoc, “This is an important step forward in our mission to extend the AtHoc software platform globally, enabling us to build crisis communications networks in the cloud for customers around the world. Now we can provide Canadian customers, as well as international customers, state-of-the-art crisis communication capability while helping them address local privacy concerns and regulations.“
Furthermore the announcement states, “The Canadian offering is supplemented with a disaster recovery data center in Europe. Several new Canadian and global customers have already committed to be hosted on the new service.
With the new AtHoc software cloud available in Canada, BlackBerry’s AtHoc now can serve a growing number of Canadian and global organizations that must adapt to changing corporate and legal hosting requirements. Since the European Court of Justice determined in October, 2015 that a U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework is no longer valid for the transfer of personally identifiable information from Europe to the U.S., data sovereignty has been a growing concern for an increasing number of global organizations.”
The entire Press Release can be viewed here.