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The shifting compliance landscape demands distributed cloud architecture

Unfortunately, the challenge is more involved than just protecting data and maintaining strict security standards. Many of these new privacy laws require that data be kept in the region. In other words, in order to be fully compliant, data must remain within a specific jurisdiction – unless the user requests it.

As vendors become custodians of an ever-growing pile of sensitive customer data, jurisdictions have recognised the need to effectively protect that data. The EU was an early mover on this front with the adoption of the GDPR regulation in 2016 and the subsequent enactment of the law in 2018.

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