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How Data Sovereignty Will Kill Your IoT Strategy and What You Can Do About It

Published: 08 January 2018

ID: G00326364

Analyst(s): Tiny Haynes , Gregor Petri , Bart Willemsen


With the explosion in IoT devices, a huge amount of personal data is being gathered that will be in breach of sovereign privacy legislation. How can CIOs encourage the growth of IoT while avoiding governments' punitive fines?

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure That All Data Collected via IoT Devices Complies With Regulations of the Data Protection Agency of Each Country
  • Ensure an Organizationwide Strategy to Justify All Personal Data Collected, Along With Compliant Access and Disposal Processes
  • Deploy Distributed Data Storage Strategies for Countries That Restrict the Geographic Storage of Data, Where Personal Data Collection Is Essential for Service

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