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October 8, 2015

Box plans EU data centres following Safe Harbour ruling

News: Company prepares hubs for 2016.

By Joao Lima

Storage and collaboration software provider Box has unveiled plans to open European data centres within a year following the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling over Safe Harbour.

The ECJ has this week declared the EU-US Safe Harbour invalid, meaning that individual countries will be able to set their own regulation for how US companies handle their citizens’ data as it will no longer be covered under the agreement.

Box told The Telegraph that it is looking into ways of allowing customers to choose where they want to store their data.

Aaron Levie, Box’s CEO, said: "In a year from now I would absolutely expect we will have customers storing their data internationally. We’re building towards it now."

Box’s move towards building data centres in Europe is expected to be the beginning of a radical change on how American companies store Europeans’ data which could foster a data centre boom in the EU.


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