Home Insight 9 Months Post-GDPR for Tech Companies and SMEs

One of the most interesting outcomes of GDPR 9 months down the line is how it has forced tech companies that process data, to think seriously about data protection and where their data is physically being stored.

9 months post GDPR

In the case of the former, there has been a big effort to improve intrusion detection and prevention. Undoubtedly this is good news for consumers who will hopefully reap the long-term benefits of fewer instances of their data being stolen in the future. The issue of which country data is stored in (often referred to as ‘data sovereignty’) is a bigger problem, especially with the proliferation of the public cloud and SaaS. Getting a straight answer out of service providers has proven difficult for some companies, and as Britain heads towards the European Union exit, the post-Brexit question of how and where data can be stored or transferred will become even more pressing.

4D Data Centres recently wrote a whitepaper on the issue called “The Cloud On The Ground” and goes into more detail about the regulatory hurdles ahead.