If you haven’t heard about data sovereignty yet, you likely will soon.
Data sovereignty refers to the digital information your company uses and stores and with what laws that data must comply. In short, your data must be used and stored according to the laws of the country in which it is located.
These security requirements generally cover how information is used by the business, how it is stored and for how long. Should your security be breached, these regulations may also determine how to report the theft and what liability your company may face.
Data sovereignty is an emerging business issue since companies are quickly adopting cloud technologies while expanding into global markets. This means that your data must meet the data security requirements of the country in which it is stored, whether it’s in the United States, the European Union, China or elsewhere.
A recent webinar, Data Sovereignty: Understanding its Implications to Your Business and Investments, covered this topic in depth and is well worth a listen. Sponsored by The Deal, with experts from IntraLinks, Intel and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, the webinar makes plain that data sovereignty is an area where small- and medium-sized businesses are particularly vulnerable. [Read more…]