(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. will open its first cluster of data centers in Canada this year, helping to meet demand from companies that don’t want their data stored in the U.S. where it can be monitored by security officials.
The data centers power Amazon Web Services, which rents storage and computing power to other companies. Canada’s Internet storage sector is growing and companies such as Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. have made greater privacy under Canadian laws a key selling point in attracting business after revelations two years ago that the U.S. National Security Agency had spied on data networks run by American companies.
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