Data residency, data sovereignty, data localization – the trio of data compliance and governance – have been on my mind a lot lately. I am seeing a disturbing trend. “Splinternet” has taken a hurried and hastened pace. We are now seeing many countries drawing up digital boundaries in the name of data privacy and data protection with sovereign laws and regulations. Besides, these digital demarcation along the lines with data definitions, digital “colonization” is a strong undercurrent as developing countries are accepting larger and more powerful foreign powers into their playpen.
- [ September 2012 ] The Internet and ‘balkanization through regulation’.
- [ October 2020 ] Sovereignty and the Evolution of Internet Ideology.
- Data sovereignty vs Data residency vs Data localization
Public cloud services transcend national borders. The breakneck speed in the adoption of public cloud services is causing anxieties and concerns with conservative governments everywhere. On the flip side of the coin, commerce has certainly flourished and bloomed as global wide collaborations bring new opportunities, new markets – all for capitalism and growth.
[ Note: While we are on this debacle, the voices of decentralization are getting louder as well, but that is a topic for another day ]
- Who controls the Internet?
- [ January 2017 ] The future is a decentralized Internet
- [ January 2021 ] The Decentralized Internet is coming