GDPR and the cloud: What you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aka EU Regulation 2016/679, unifies data protection for all residents of the European Union (EU) as of May 25, 2018. Additionally, GDPR also addresses the export and processing of personal data outside the EU, which is where cloud users are getting concerned around compliance.

So, what do you do to comply? The spirit of regulation is to protect the privacy of EU residents. While many people believe that this means their data must be kept in the EU country where the person resides, that fact of the matter is that the data can be stored anywhere in the world—as long as its collection and use comply with GDPR regulations.

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