Adobe. Equifax. Marriott. These are major, global, well-known companies. What do they all have in common? They have all experienced major data privacy breaches that have left sensitive customer data exposed. These data breaches cost these companies millions of dollars to rectify: Adobe paid a $1 million settlement, Marriot faced a $124 million fine, and Equifax paid an over $650 million settlement.

As important as data security is to the customer, it is even more important for companies that store this sensitive information. One of the biggest questions that comes with using the cloud is, “Is it secure?” In response, cloud providers are as transparent as possible with their security and compliance portfolios. However, this still means that anyone transmitting or storing customer data must be up to date with regional regulations.

Globally, there are varying data residency and privacy regulations. Data privacy refers to a specific kind of privacy regarding personal data. Data residency regulations pertain to where this private data and metadata can be stored in the world, as well as how the data can travel across geographies. There are also different agencies and laws that enforce these regulations, from the European Union’s General Data Protection Agency (GDPR) to California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

This feels a little overwhelming, right? Of course you want to protect your customer’s data, and you want to do it the right way. Luckily, PRAKTIK can do this for you. We are up-to-date on global data residency and privacy regulations affecting Azure DevOps so you don’t have to worry about it. Do you deploy to TEST and UAT environments that have customer data? Do you need to move your Azure DevOps instance across geographies? No problem – we can help, and make sure you remain compliant with data privacy regulations.

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