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After PRISM reports, Swiss data bank sees boost

By Hayley Tsukayama

You’ve probably heard of the unique benefits of Swiss banks. But what about Swiss data banks?

As details about the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs are still unfolding, some businesses are taking steps to take their company data to places where they think it will be safe from prying eyes.

Mateo Meier, chief executive of a Swiss hosting firm called Artmotion, said that his company has seen a spike of new customers since the news about PRISM broke, and that many of the new customers say they’re growing wary of cloud providers based in the U.S. specifically because of surveillance programs.

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