Dominique Deckmyn writes De Technocraat in De Standaard. In Tuesday’s column, he talks about the fact that in Europe we have much more stronger laws for privacy. This is widely known of course. In the US however, a slight majority cares more about “their” security than privacy. Commissioner Neelie Kroes sees Prism as a chance for Europe to build a privacy based company as this can provide Europe with a competitive advantage. Deckmyn then goes further, extrapolates this and advocates for a European cloud. He says that the initial idea behind the cloud was that it doesn’t matter where servers are located. “If we learnt one thing over the past few weeks, is that the Internet without borders is a mythe”. He says it does make a big difference if your mail provider is based in Europe or the United States. This is basically arguing that borders are still very much prevalent. This is very much in contradiction with my view that technology is allowing us to drive change. I still believe in that and keep waiting for that great, big and beautiful tomorrow.