Gartner Research

Practical Privacy — Four Fundamental Use Cases for International Data Transfers

Published: 19 August 2019

ID: G00356544

Analyst(s): Nader Henein


Given our borderless digital society, controlling the country in which information resides seems counterintuitive; however, it’s a requirement of most emerging data protection laws. Security and risk management leaders need to learn how to support business expansion inside geographic guardrails.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Explore the Underlying Motivation Behind Data Residency Laws
    • State Security
    • Protectionism
    • Intelligence Gathering
    • Globalization
  • Apply Four Fundamental Use Cases to International Data Transfers
    • Centralize Human Resources Data Into One Platform
    • Expanding Into Asia
    • Using a U.S.-Based Email Provider
    • Business SaaS Provider Hosts Exclusively in the U.S.

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