Now that an EU court invalidated the Privacy Shield, companies must take even more care to make sure they comply with GDPR. Today’s columnist, Conrad Smith of Open Raven, offers ways for security teams to make that happen. wuestenigel CreativeCommons CC BY 2.0

The widespread adoption of public cloud services has made it easier than ever to move data between different geographic regions. Yet at the same time, the regulatory landscape surrounding that data movement has grown increasingly thorny.

In the past, many U.S. companies found it easy to meet compliance rules associated with one important framework: the GDPR via the Privacy Shield program. But the European Union’s invalidation of the program in 2020 means companies must now work harder than ever to ensure that they understand where their cloud data flows, then identify the situations where sensitive data moves across international borders in ways that could trigger compliance violations.

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