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.