What is Data Residency?

What is Data Residency?

There are more than 100 national data privacy laws on the books. Global enterprise, SaaS vendors and cloud-solution providers need to be aware how to meet data residency requirements in their environment.

Though there is a wide variation between requirements, meeting this single rule ensures that your organization remains in compliance:

  • All customer and employee data must not be accessible to those outside of their home legal jurisdiction
  • Exception: When explicit consent is given on a per usage basis

The solution to this challenge is to encrypt all data-at-rest and only allow access to data-at-rest from the jurisdiction where it originates.

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