081 – A Question of Data Sovereignty

Thanks to regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations are more aware than ever of the need to protect the privacy of customer data. And the GDPR is just the beginning: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

The problem is that knowing where your customer data even exists is becoming harder in the cloud era. XMedius, which specializes in helping keep communications safe (and compliant), talks about this burgeoning field on this edition of “10 on Tech.”

XMedius’s Sébastien Boire-Lavigne, executive vice president and general manager, data solutions, dishes on the regulatory wave with ActualTech Media Partner James Green. They discuss the enormous complexities involved in tracking this data and keeping it secure, which helps ensure that you don’t end up on the wrong side of the regulations.

Highlights of the show include:

  • Why the cloud became the big game-changer for data sovereignty
  • A breakdown of CCPA requirements
  • How CCPA differs from GDPR
  • What companies each regulation applies to—e.g., governmental organizations vs. private enterprises
  • What rights the consumer has under these regulations
  • Why understanding and controlling your supplier chain is crucial to compliance

Resource links from the show:

XMedius homepage — https://www.xmedius.com/en/

Data Sovereignty: Do You Know Where Your Files Are? — https://www.xmedius.com/en/blog/data-sovereignty-do-you-know-where-your-files-are/

Data Sovereignty: The XMedius Solution and Future Predictions —


5 Big Reasons Why Comparing CCPA to GDPR is a Bad Idea — https://www.xmedius.com/en/blog/5-big-reasons-why-comparing-ccpa-to-gdpr-is-a-bad-idea/

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa

GDPR — https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

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