TriNimbus can help navigate data residency concerns and identify data or workloads free of those requirements.
We are well versed in data residency, and have a strong understanding of what types of data can be moved to the cloud and what needs to stay in Canada
There has never been more discussion and attention paid to how companies manage personal data, yet the rules and regulations governing the storage of Canadian citizens’ personal data are somewhat unclear and confusing. Determining which rules are applicable to what types of companies and understanding what must be done to adequately meet regulations can be a momentous challenge. To avoid breaching these regulations, many organizations are missing out on the overwhelming benefits of the cloud by ruling it out entirely.
The truth is, there are many workloads that can be stored in the cloud without requiring data residency. In Canada, only public sector based organizations located in Newfoundland and British Columbia are required by law to store identifiable personal data in Canada. For the rest of Canada, there are no legal requirements around data residency. In fact, the need to store data in Canada is more of a sentiment than a factual legal requirement. Additionally, all data that’s obtained with consent is perfectly suitable to be stored on the cloud, as is all non-personal data.
At TriNimbus, we are well versed in data residency, and have a strong understanding of what types of data can be moved to the cloud and what needs to stay in Canada, which means we’re able to help our customers choose the best solution for their specific needs. We can then design the right environment that will appropriately store personal information while taking advantage of AWS features. We’re also experienced in helping to anonymize or mask data sets to ensure that private information remains where it needs to stay.