I notice from the forum that this has been discussed in the past, but the latest post seems to be about 2 years ago.
Is there any further comment/opinion available on this? A competitor of yours has said that this could be a problem if there was ever a UK Data Protection audit. I'm sure that this is probably scaremongering, but would be interested in any comments.
Certain competitors do like to say that ;)
Our understanding, and what many of our customers have said, is that the EU legislation explicitly outlines cases where you are able to store data outside of safe-harbor countries, when the third party ( Campaign Monitor ) provides a level of protection equivalent to or higher than required.
Our policies at http://www.campaignmonitor.com/privacy essentially say we only store what we need to in providing the service, and we never give access to anyone else, except in the course of essential services.
Getting your own legal advice is always the best option, because this is an area that people interpret differently.