Sunday, November 05, 2006

Canadian Libraries Abandoning U.S.-Based Servers Because of Patriot Act

The following news item has been zipping around the library blogosphere and librarian newslists for the past few days.

It appears that Canadian academic libraries are worried that the American government will be able to snoop on the type of research Canadian professors and students conduct on databases stored on U.S. servers. So they are transferring to Canadian servers.

This is all due to the Patriot Act.

More from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 2:41 pm


Blogger James Milles said...

The CBC article doesn't offer many details. Does this mean Canadian companies are developing competitors or alternatives to database services based in the US?

6:55 pm  

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