Aussie startup aws has just announced a new service on the mainland of Australia that lets users download free email service from Australia’s overseas territories and New Zealand.
The service, aws, was launched by the Australian government’s Bureau of Statistics and Information Technology on September 6 and can be used to download email on Australia and New South Wales.
It lets users sign up for free and access email on all the territories including New Zealand, South Australia and Victoria.
The Australian government says aws’ free email will be delivered to Australians who want it, and it will not be available to anyone else in the country.
“Aussie customers are eligible to download this service on behalf of Australian Government entities,” an AWS spokesperson told Business Insider.AWS says the service is aimed at helping to ensure Australians’ personal data is protected.
It’s the latest in a string of Australian government data-sharing agreements with overseas territories.
A year ago, the government agreed to provide a free cloud storage service for its data to New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
It also offered a $250,000 grant to a New Zealand company to build an email service to the government of India.
“Australia’s government is currently the only country in the world that does not have a data privacy law,” he said.
“This is a unique opportunity to bring Australian government information to New Zelandians and New Zeeans.”
In a blog post, the company says it hopes to make the service useful for local communities.
“In New Zealand we already have a lot of other great services available, and we’ve got a lot to offer that other countries don’t have,” O’Neil wrote.
“With the help of the Australian Government, we can help put that service to work and make it better for New Zealanders and New Guineans too.”