Data sovereignty is definitely a bigger issue than many people realize. It’s important to know where your sensitive business data lives, and what that means to you in terms of being able to protect it!
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Large enterprises that embrace cloud computing for many tasks still refuse to use public cloud infrastructure for key jobs because of what they see as restrictive data sovereignty regulations.
These laws, which are proliferating in countries around the world, according to attendees of this week’s Forecast 2012 event in New York, mandate that a company keep a customer’s data in that customer’s home country. One oft-cited reason is to prevent that data from being subpoenaed by a foreign power (read: the U.S.)