Data Residency

Data Residency as a Service with FileCloud

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Data Residency is Critical for Organizations and Enterprises

Tailored to Regional Requirements

Data privacy and security regulations aim to protect citizens from accidental leaks and malicious threat actors. One way to do this is to ensure that identifiable or confidential information is stored within the country’s geographic boundaries. Data residency services with FileCloud allow data to be stored and processed according to regional requirements.

Centralized Data Control

Privacy laws are increasingly common on a global scale and vary by region. The FileCloud platform offers data residency and other security and privacy tools to help meet key regulatory principles that support controlled information processing, collection, and storage.

Privacy Expectations

An organization’s reputation and ability to operate relies on how well they protect personally identifiable information (PII) and other types of confidential or sensitive data. FileCloud provides data leak prevention, remote access authentication, and of course, data residency support.

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The Rising Need for Data Residency

Simply stated, data residency ensures that an organization’s data is stored in a specific geographical location. Similar to data sovereignty, data residency is often a key principle for regulatory requirements and data regulation models.

With FileCloud, you can meet regulations by ensuring that data is collected, processed, and stored in the required country.

  • FileCloud Online: Deploy your instance in the region of your choice.
  • FileCloud Server: Self-host your data with onsite infrastructure or via infrastructure provider.

Data Residency Solutions at FileCloud

The data residency solutions offered by FileCloud allow organizations or their employees to designate the region of their choice, for data storage and processing, with increased flexibility. It can easily be deployed as a cloud-hosted, private, or hybrid cloud hosting solution. You can select the desired location and infrastructure according to the data residency policy’s best practices.

Data Residency Compliance

The FileCloud Compliance Center and Resource Library connect data residency regulations like GDPR and PDPL with security and privacy tools to support compliance.

Automatic Backups

The residency database services at FileCloud support the ability to enable regular, automatic backups. This measure ensures that the latest data files are available to users.

Recover Deleted Files

With FileCloud’s recycle bin setting enabled, admins and end users can restore deleted files and folders, ensuring that no data is ever lost.

Secure File Sharing

FileCloud’s data residency cloud services make it easy for files to be shared and stored on any device, regardless of the country/location.

Content Classification

Admins can maintain strict control over data and comply with data privacy and residency requirements by tagging data based on metadata.

Data Leak Prevention

With FileCloud, admins can create data leak prevention (DLP) rules that function automatically to block shares that violate data residency requirements.

Digital Rights Management

FileCloud’s Digital Rights Management or DRM feature ensures that data stays within the platform, while supporting secure collaboration.

Workflow Automation

Admins and users can create workflows to reduce administrative burden and human error, better protecting data while carrying out enterprise operations.

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Why is Data Residency Important?

Data residency supports information storage within a particular region. This storage constraint is often implemented to better protect and secure citizen data, in countries where privacy laws and regulations have been implemented.

In this age of information, data privacy is a crucial concern for citizens and consumers around the world. The cumulative use of residency databases have increased in various countries.

Data Security & Privacy Concerns Drive Enterprise Data Residency Compliance

S&P Global identifies data sovereignty and residency as key focal points in enterprise IT infrastructure development.

“The changing data privacy climate between emerging regulatory requirements and consumers’ trust and privacy concerns creates a fine line to walk. This will likely put pressure on enterprises to make data privacy and security core aspects of the digital consumer experience, with transparency and control paramount in their approach to business and IT innovation.”

Read More: “Mind the gaps: Security, privacy, preference as drivers of customer experience

FileCloud can help organizations and enterprises satisfy regional expectations and comply with data privacy legislation with data residency and other security tools.

Data Residency Laws

Data residency compliance is necessary for many countries today for a variety of reasons.

  • Tax Benefits: Governments offer a healthy tax environment for businesses that ensure a significant part of their operations stay within the country.
  • Internal Data Residency Policy: Enterprises and organizations may choose to include data residency policies to ensure transparency in data storage for their customers to build and support their brand reputation.
  • Financial Considerations: Enterprises may host data in certain countries to reduce operating expenses through budget-friendly infrastructure solutions.

Data Laws by Countries

Countries Data Governed Laws
Australia Health Records Information Privacy act 2014
United States Health Records Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
United States – California Personally Identifiable Information (PII) California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
China Personal, Business, and Financial Data Golden Shield Program
European Union Profile, Employment, Financial Health and Payment The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
India Payment Data The Personal Data Protection Bill
Saudi Arabia Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL)

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the meaning of “Data Residency” explained?

Data residency simply means that your data can be stored in a specific geographical location with utmost privacy regulations. With FileCloud, you can keep your organization’s data in the origin country, not just for external service but also for storage.

What is Data Residency in the cloud?

Data residency is the place where your data is stored. To comply with data residency requirements, FileCloud supports the ability to choose your cloud hosting region.

Why is Data Residency as a service important?

Companies may seek various tax benefits based on the location of their data storage. For most people though, data residency is a critical element of privacy laws by country that influences where data resides, as well as how it is stored and managed.


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