The consumer and user rights initiative “Terms of Service; Didn't Read” reviewed the terms of the Swiss secure collaboration service provider MyKolab.com and awarded it the best possible rating. Their evaluation concluded “the terms of service treat you fairly, respect your rights and follow the best practices”. So MyKolab.com may not just be “the best secure email service still standing”, it is also the one that treats you as fairly as possible.

“MyKolab.com was launched into its public beta almost exactly one year ago because we were convinced there had to be a market for providing collaboration services to companies that wanted to protect their internal information against industrial and political espionage,” Georg Greve, CEO of Kolab Systems explains. “The response was good, so we decided to move to production and found ourselves carrying hardware into our secure data center on the same day Edward Snowden began releasing his information to the world.”

For the next couple of months MyKolab.com was overrun by the interest from private and professional individuals who were looking for a privacy asylum. Because MyKolab.com cannot use virtual server appliances or third party hardware to not compromise the privacy and security of the service, new hardware was purchased and delivered in early December. After a couple of service windows, the old hardware is about to be phased out completely and Kolab Systems has decided to pass along the higher levels of efficiency in its pricing, especially for secure data storage.

“We are very happy that we have managed to overcome one of the biggest concerns for our power-users and storage up to 100 GB per user is now available at great prices to everyone,” continues Georg Greve. “Moreover we have worked with the 'cloud moving' company Audriga to secure an easy path of transition out of other services. The offer is already fully automated for email and with only little manual assistance for other groupware data. Thanks to TOS;DR, our users can rest assured they are not getting themselves into further dependency or situations of seeing their own data mined and monetized through means they have no insight into.”