With the recent collapse of EU Safe Harbour, Edward Snowden’s revelations that consumer cloud storage services are hostile to privacy, and Canada’s own fragmented syllabus of data privacy acronyms to mull over (PIPEDA, PIPA, FOIPPA, FIPPA, PHIPA—the list goes on), choosing the “right” cloud provider can seem like a daunting task for any small business.
Sync.com aims to change this by offering an easy-to-use file sync, sharing, and cloud backup solution designed specifically for Canadians. Sync says it complies with all CA, US, and EU data-privacy rules and regulations, meets Canadian data-residency requirements, and provides enterprise-grade security and privacy protection built-in.
“Sync boosts small business productivity by making it easy for employees and teams to securely share files and seamlessly collaborate on documents, from any computer or device, anywhere in the world,” says Thomas Savundra, CEO of Sync. “We help Canadian businesses compete on the world stage by simplifying compliance, IT infrastructure, as well as reducing costs.”
Having launched as a proof of concept beta in 2013, Sync’s private cloud platform is now in use by over 100,000 individuals and businesses worldwide.
Businesses storing personally identifiable information (PII / PHI) in the cloud particularly benefit from Sync’s multi-user access controls, and advanced security features, according to Thomas.
“If you’re a Canadian business with something to protect, you should be using Sync,” he says. “No matter who you’re sharing with, or where you’re sharing from, Sync will keep your data safe, secure and private in the cloud.“