LastPass Offers EU Only Service

LastPass is my tool of choice for managing my passwords. Today, my LastPass Chrome plug-in updated and displayed the newest release notes. Among the minor changes I noticed this:

New: BETA feature - Premium users can choose to host their site data in Europe and utilize LastPass.eu instead of LastPass.com

I guess I can count this among the growing number of vendors who, in response to “The Great NSA Data Breach of 2013,” are satisfying the call of a growing market. Particularly in Europe there is a growing chorus of customers who want to avoid any potential intrusion from US security agencies and utilize services hosted in Europe.

While this type of service has existed for some time, for similar reasons, prior to Snowden I never would have thought there would be any significant market for it. It fascinates me to watch just how effective his breach has proven to be in creating markets. We’ll see if 2014 brings any serious political change resulting from his leaks.

 
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