Gartner Research

What CIOs Need to Know About Personal Data Residency

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00325445

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen , Tiny Haynes


Geographic placement of personal data can have serious consequences to compliance and potential revenue. CIOs focusing on a privacy management program need to know the personal and financial data requirements of all addressable markets to make the right data residency choice.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Review Your Corporate Strategy to Determine the Countries Most Relevant to Business Success
  • Research Data Sovereignty and Residency Requirements of Those Countries
  • Balance Cost of Storing Data in Expensive or Multiple Countries Against Cost of Mitigating Measures
  • Audit Data Residency Capabilities and Strategies of Partnered Cloud Providers

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