MailWire, an enterprise class email and collaboration option based in Canada, allows users to work individually or collaborate with a team across all devices, sharing emails, calendars, and documents in real time. Similar to Google Apps and Office 365, it supports email with your own domain, collaboration, and even free migration from your existing provider.
What really makes MailWire a better alternative to Google Apps and Office 365, however, is that it is hosted in Canada. Unlike the two American options, MailWire is not subject to the Patriot Act. Canadian hosting is required for certain professionals, including lawyers, healthcare providers, government agencies, and more, in order to be compliant with laws like PIPEDA, PIPA, and FIPPA.
MailWire is hosted in Canada. The Canadian government does allow some access to personal email accounts under the law, however, Canadian legislation requires that all warrants that allow the government to seize personal information are issued by a judge, which is not the case for American companies.
While Google Apps and Office 365 offer some great products, one of their major downfalls is that they are hosted in the United States by an American company, and are therefore subject to the American Patriot Act.
Section 215 of the Patriot Act allows the United States government to apply to a court for a court order, which, if granted, would allow the government agency access to the personal information specified in the order. Under the law, the information allowed to be accessed through this method is quite broad, and it includes things like emails and personal documents.
Section 505 of the Patriot Act allows the United States government to issue National Security Letters if the agency suspects that there is information that may help protect the United States against terrorism. These letters can request that certain personal information, which may be stored in emails or personal documents online.
By simply choosing to host your email with a Canadian company like MailWire, your information will be physically located in Canada, rather than in the United States. In order for the American government to access your information, it would have to first go through the Canadian government, and in order for that to be allowed, Canadian laws would be followed.
Canada has several laws in place to protect the privacy of its citizens. Generally, individual citizens are free to use the email server of their choice, however, in order to comply with Canadian law, certain private sector organisations are required to protect private documents and information by keeping them within Canada.
These laws are designed to protect the privacy of individuals, even when they choose to provide personal information to professionals or organisations within Canada. If you are required to comply with these laws, MailWire is a great Canadian alternative to Google Apps and Office 365 that meets the requirements of these regulations.
MailWire offers supreme privacy and protection from the Patriot Act, while being in complete compliance with Canadian laws like PIPEDA, PIPA, and FIPPA. Are you interested in a reliable product that protects your privacy while allowing you to successfully collaborate on your business or your personal email? Check out MailWire today. MailWire is:
Hosted in Canada
Allows collaboration with team members
Supports secure email
Syncs on all of your devices
Provides free migration from your existing provider, and
Offers tons of additional benefits.
Contact us today to start using MailWire for your email, scheduling, and document collaboration needs.