With the General Data Protection Regulation Europe will enforce even stronger user privacy regulations starting in 2018, forbidding data processors to store sensitive data outside of a list of approved countries. These regulations are wholly incompatible with the changes in other countries, prompting at the very least costly and difficult data migrations for companies making use of public, US based clouds. Worse, mistakes could become very costly with the GDPR sanctions going up to 20 million euro or 4% of the annual, global turnover of businesses, whichever is greater!
Even European hosted solutions in jeopardy
Even European hosted solutions developed by American companies, like Telekom’s Microsoft Office 365, are far from safe with the last executive order already shaking its foundations. It states that any data under control of a US company is to be turned over in case of a request from US law enforcement agencies. US companies own the software companies use (a software license does not transfer ownership!) so in the worst reading this could mean they would be obligated to hand over data residing in out-of-country hosting centers managed by third parties. This argument is even stronger if it is a collaborative offering with a third party hoster.
A long term solution under control of your business is the safest, most reliable method of shielding your company from lawsuits. Nextcloud adds the benefit of avoiding costly migrations, independence from any single vendor and optional encrypted storage!
This year is the 9th annual Zukunftskongress or the Future Congress State & Administration in Germany. The Zukunftskongress is hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland and is celebrating 10 years in 2023. The congress is a “source of inspiration for the modern and digital state” and is known to attract almost […]
With rising concerns over data privacy and new regulations, Governments are increasingly moving away from foreign cloud providers. The best solution for governments is to be digitally sovereign, or in other words, have control over your digital destiny. Nextcloud offers government the most ideal package – a self-hosted, private cloud solution that’s under your full […]
Nextcloud Enterprise Day is soon here and we have an amazing lineup of speakers providing insightful talks! One of those speakers is George Imrie from Nextcloud customer T-Systems – Deutsche Telekom’s business-customer IT affiliate. T-Systems is a digital transformation specialist, with operations in 20 countries worldwide.In preparation for their talk at the Nextcloud Enteprise Day […]