maincubes, operator of high-availability secure data centers in Germany and the Netherlands with data centers in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, released a white paper titled: Solving the Data Sovereignty Conundrum. 

The white paper defines Data Sovereignty as a construct for digital data whereby the data becomes subject to laws and governance structure of countries, where it originated, is collected or stored. This became an urgent issue when the “Privacy Shield” came to an end; whereby American companies were no longer allowed to transfer data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the US without violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy.

Data Sovereignty is easy to understand and complicated to implement, particularly now that the Privacy Shield Agreement has ended. These limitations make it difficult to be agile and data driven, particularly in a holistically digital world.

With a flexible approach to customer data deployment, backed by service agreements, maincubes is able to give their clients control over their data while staying compliant with the GDPR data sovereignty regulations. Their hybrid cloud approach offers multi-level access that gives customers the control and ability to create sophisticated hybrid cloud deployments. maincubes’ solution allows american companies to keep european data in Europe while simultaneously complying with the data sovereignty laws and preserving control and data management functions to continue to be data-driven and agile. 

To learn more about EU data sovereignty regulations and how operators like maincubes can help companies navigate the way they access, store and share data, download the white paper Solving the Data Sovereignty Conundrum here.