Swiss cloud encryption firm Tresorit has announced today a number of new data residency options, which are meant to aid businesses in complying with ever-evolving data storage regulations.
As per the firm's transparency report, it makes use of Microsoft's Azure data centers to host customer data, an arrangement which is enhanced by its end-to-end encryption tech. While it currently offers only one option for data storage, namely in Ireland (Azure's North Europe region), today's announcement seeks to expand this selection.
The full list of soon to be supported locations is:
- Ireland (Azure North Europe) - default location
- London (UK South)
- Washington (West US 2)
- Virginia (East US 2)
- Toronto (Canada Central)
- Germany (data center to be determined)
As far as Germany as a data residency option is concerned, it will make use of one of the newly announced Azure regions, Germany North or Germany West Central. No further information is known currently.
Commenting on the announcement, Chief Product Officer, Gyorgy Szilagyi, stated:
“This feature is especially interesting for organizations handling sensitive data such as finance, legal or healthcare companies, as these sectors often prefer or are required to store data within borders. Tresorit’s offering of new data residency choices will end compliance related hurdles for these companies who can now safely and securely store files in the cloud in their preferred location”
As you may know, the company has been proactive in the data protection sector, voicing its support for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, launching an end-to-end encrypted document scanning solution, expanding data control options for its business plans, and more recently supporting stronger protections via the Privacy for All Act of 2019, a proposed amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Piloting of the expanded data residency options has started, with a planned global rollout beginning in September. It's worth noting that this feature will only be available to business and enterprise customers upon request.