Data Residency

Data residency (also referred to data sovereignty) refers to the physical location and legal requirements for data stored in a geographic location.

Data residency laws and requirements are most often based on the region (European Union) and/or country where data resides primarily the collection of personal information of users in these countries. Cloud computing creates data residency concerns because a CSPs data centers may reside in several locations including outside the country or region of the user who is protected by local data privacy laws. Organizations need to be aware of the location of data centers used by their providers and the rules related to data privacy, data transfers and data protection for each of the countries where they collect data.

Learn more about cloud data compliance and data residency.