How Switzerland Has Become an Obvious Choice for Secure Hosting
Sep 22, 2020

How Switzerland Has Become an Obvious Choice for Secure Hosting

More and more companies are realizing the importance of storing their data in the right location. Over recent years, many stories about corporate and political data breaches have hit the headlines. Cyber threats and surveillance are just two reasons why companies are thinking carefully about where to store their data. There's a number of countries that are considered a safe haven when it comes to secure storage and processing of data, and Switzerland is an obvious choice for many.

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Swiss Parliament Adopts New Copyright Legislation While Keeping Privacy of Internet Users Intact
Sep 30, 2019

Swiss Parliament Adopts New Copyright Legislation While Keeping Privacy of Internet Users Intact

For years, governments throughout the world have been exploring solutions meant to crack down on online copyright infringements and piracy. On the contrary, Switzerland has long been considered a pirate's paradise due to quite lenient laws on copyrighted materials and tolerant anti-piracy legislation when compared to other countries.

Because of this, US authorities went ahead and placed Switzerland on a blacklist, containing countries with insufficient anti-piracy and copyright laws. The main cause of this is directly linked to Switzerland’s data and privacy protection laws. As such, according to the Swiss Supreme Court, the privacy of an Internet consumer is more important when compared to the copyrights of an author. Therefore, while leveraging copyrighted data is indeed illegal, the prosecution of copyright violators, alongside P2P downloaders and up-loaders is almost impossible. 

In the past, efforts have been made to fight copyright infringement in Switzerland, yet most of these efforts were inefficient due to the lack of legislative backing. However, according to recent reports, Switzerland will now update its legal approach to piracy and copyrighted materials, following the Federal Assembly vote. 

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Offshore Hosting 101: Why Switzerland is the Ideal Location
Dec 03, 2018

Offshore Hosting 101: Why Switzerland is the Ideal Location

During the last couple of years, offshore hosting has become more popular, and for good reason. In this article, we will cover the main benefits associated with offshore hosting, the reasons to host offshore, disadvantages, tips for a smoother experience, and why Switzerland is an ideal location for this activity.

To kick things off, offshore hosting represents the practice in which a website is intentionally hosted outside the owner’s residence country. There are numerous motives for which a person or business entity may choose to host their website on an offshore server.

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