Privacy and Security are Converging in the Data Center

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are just the most visible tips of a giant data privacy iceberg bearing down on data center users.

“There are roughly 120 countries now that are signed up to a data privacy regulation,” said Darren Mann, VP of global operations at Airbiquity, an automotive telematics company that operates data centers in Europe and pays a lot of attention to these laws.

Airbiquity doesn’t handle sensitive personal data such as voting preferences or medical histories. “We deal with things like vehicle registration numbers,” Mann said. “But the GDPR ruled that device identifiers can be classified as personal data. And, obviously, if we’re dealing with location-based services, we would be collecting location-based data.”

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