for legal reasons I would like to know where are my files physically located. Are they in the US?
I need to know that because I use Dropbox for my work, too, and I store many data of my customers.
Legal reasons dont have any bearing on it, because regardless of where the data is stored, the US government can still compel Dropbox as a US company to grant access to law enforcement officers.
But their servers are in the US.
No need to move your data. Even with the DPA (and the new GDPR) your data can still be held by DropBox, as this would come under the 'Privacy Shield' (in place to give clear guidance around data protection requirements). Privacy Shield replaces the previous 'Safe Harbour'.
The new EU GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018 so there's plenty of time to get everything in line, so I wouldn't worry about the servers being in the US (of course this is dependent on the type of data you're holding).
Hope this is helpful. I can be found on LinkedIn if you need anything else
Dropbox for Business customer? If so...
Barry... You might also be interested to see the following blog which has JUST been published - https://blogs.dropbox.com/business/2016/09/making-european-infrastructure-available-to-our-customers...
Hope this works for you.
The new infrastructure was for Business accounts. I believe Plus and Basic accounts are still running on Amazon AWS servers, which are in the US.
@lycra - thanks for that. So basically its actually Enterprise users who can request offshore servers.
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