Civil Liberties

Kim Dotcom Preparing to Move Privacy Services to Iceland

To prevent spying


As the wave of controversy over government spying continues, Kim Dotcom is advising privacy startups to think carefully about where they intend to invest. The Mega entrepreneur is advising companies to stay away from countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, where monitoring is now considered widespread. Dotcom, who has a considerable investment in New Zealand, says his privacy services will move to Iceland if proposed new laws become reality.

The uproar kick-started by the revelations of Edward Snowden don't appear to be going away any time soon, as citizens increasingly become aware that their online privacy rights can be disappeared at the touch of a button.