Gartner Research

Transfer Personal Data Worldwide

Published: 10 April 2017

ID: G00236182

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen


With privacy regulations, geopolitics and cultural preferences in continuous flux, data residency concerns are paramount. Security and risk management leaders responsible for privacy management must act now to avoid costly issues when transferring personal data across international borders.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Don't Serve the Whole World as One, but Baseline Your International Transfer Strategy Nonetheless
  • Remember Who You Do This for: Privacy Is About Trust
  • Raise the Bar by Maturing the Basis of Your Standard Security Measures: Risk Is Universal
  • Use a Local Infrastructure Only If All Else Fails

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