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28 décembre 2021

The Implications of Data Residency Regulations for SaaS Platforms and Customers


International businesses have been running on software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud platforms for years, allowing flexibility and scalability needed to respond to fast-moving shifts in global markets. Meanwhile, governments are regulating data to protect their citizens. This creates a business challenge that can’t be ignored.

Governmental data regulations have existed for decades, extending back to Sweden’s first privacy law, passed in 1973. In the United States, HIPAA has been the law of the land since 1996, leading to significant consequences for the healthcare and life sciences industry.

It’s hard not to overstate the impact of GDPR (Europe) and CCPA (California), which raised the bar on data privacy rights, paving the way for more than a dozen similar laws in nations from Qatar to Uruguay. The United States’ CLOUD act went even further, giving the US government power to warrant or subpoena data stored on servers inside or outside the country.

Local regulations and security are new primary drivers. ©Odaseva


What data residency requirements look like. ©Odaseva

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