Peer 1 Hosting “Let’s Talk Data Privacy” Networking Exchange

Author: BC Tech Association

Peer 1 Hosting Data Privacy Networking Exchange

In a few short years since Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the NSA’s global surveillance activity, the debate around data privacy and security has exploded as more people and businesses seek clarity on what the U.S. government – or any major government for that matter – can monitor, and how.

A recent survey commissioned by local web infrastructure and cloud company, Peer 1 Hosting revealed that since the revelations, 25% of businesses are moving their data outside the U.S. The top hosting concerns defined by the survey were security (96%) and data privacy (82%). At the same time, the U.S. remains the most popular place outside of Canada for Canadian companies to host their data. Interestingly, the research found many Canadian IT professionals say that they don’t fully understand current data laws, with 60% admitting they don’t know as much as they should about data privacy laws.

On May 28th, Peer 1 Hosting’s VP General Counsel, Ben Young invites you to join industry experts at the Steamworks Brew Pub in Gastown for the first Vancouver Peer 1 Hosting Networking Exchange to discuss data privacy in detail.

An outspoken advocate for data privacy, Ben has worked hard to push for legislation that protects citizens’ digital rights, and is dedicated to sharing and educating others on data privacy and security issues. The discussion will explore data privacy and the issues surrounding hosting data in Canada versus the U.S. The aim of the networking exchange is to gain answers to the following questions:

  • What are customers asking regarding data privacy and residency?
  • How can we safeguard the rights of individuals to preserve privacy and communicate freely on the Internet?
  • Should the government require service providers to locate infrastructure within Canada? 
  • What can you do to promote data privacy and ensure data residency?

The Peer 1 Hosting Networking Exchange event is a unique opportunity to network and gain insight into how your counterparts are addressing hosting issues, such as security, storage and backup, disaster recovery and monitoring, and other business challenges.

 When: Thursday, 28 May 2015
Time: 5 p.m.-7p.m.
Where: Steamworks Brew Pub, 375 Water Street, Vancouver

For more information and to register, please visit