EU telcos mull local server plan
European telcos are considering a proposal to protect their users from foreign surveillance by routing web traffic solely through domestic servers.
German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is seeking agreement with other domestic internet service providers to route domestic email traffic through local servers. The telco is responding to claims by Edward Snowden, an ex US National Security Agency advisor, that the US and UK governments have snooped on web users throughout the world.
Telcos including Vodafone and Telefonica are now considering a Deutsche Telekom proposal to expand its local server plan to other EU markets, except the UK, Reuters reports, citing local news outlets.