Tory digital privacy moves scare off Ghost
Here’s an actual product moving overseas thanks to the UK government’s moves on digital privacy (as opposed to a notional one):
The UK’s newly elected Conservative government recently pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act – which includes trivial rights such as “respect for your private and family life” and “freedom of expression”. The Netherlands, by contrast, has some of the strongest privacy laws in the world, with real precedents of hosting companies successfully rejecting government requests for data without full and legal paperwork.
Ghost is much written about in these parts – and may well be the future home of this blog.
The move isn’t just about the political situation – it’s driven by a hosting partnership with Digital Ocean – but it’s interesting to note nonetheless.
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