When it comes to where your data is stored, location matters. This is the premise behind Mastermind Backup, a Canadian online backup service that is seeking to capitalize on the backlash against NSA surveillance programs and other anti-privacy legislation. Mastermind lets you encrypt your cloud backups with a password only you know, and all files are stored in their Canadian data centers, outside the reach of the Patriot Act.

I was invited to take a look at this service, to see how it performs and whether it’s something you – the online backup customer – should consider.