What is data-localisation?
The term is being used more and more, and you may be hearing more and more about it: Data Localisation. The accompanying discussion about whether it is good or bad often follows. But what does it mean exactly?
Data localisation is the phenomenon where countries increasingly choose to store their data on servers in their own country. This ensures that data from one’s own country is only stored, processed and used in their own country. An increasing number of countries are doing this. Some even enact laws to prevent their own country’s data from being stored in another country. This has led to the emergence of discussions and many questions on the subject.
But why would a country choose to keep its data within their own borders? There are several reasons for this.