Hi, I don’t want to sidetrack this into something totally offtopic. I’m happy to talk about this in PM’s or another forum. I also don’t want to get into a tit-for-tat argument about our respective government’s approaches to cyber warfare nor about the politics of why Russia might be a particular focus for such issues right now. However, if you follow any of the government level security services across any EU/US/CAN government, you will see direct references to Russian state-sponsored hacking. Russia are certainly not alone as it would seem - and I do have some knowledge in this area - that ALL capable governments are doing this to some extent.
The key issue is about capability and government enforcement. Some governments are more able to force national organisations to do things than others are. This is the thrust behind recent announcements from EU/US governments regarding Chinese infrastructure equipment manufacturers. It isn’t necessarily that these organisations are doing something bad, it is that they could be forced to do so at any time by their governments.
Bringing this back to focus, the big issue on analytics right now is the EU GDPR law and the responsibilities it places on information providers and handlers. Swapping one potentially problematic analytics service for another of similar type is probably not sensible for anyone doing business or providing information that may be consumed in the EU at this point.