Will Google support data sovereignty?

Google has opened cloud servers in Spain to support data localisation in collaboration with Telefonica. The move raises the question of whether tech giants will back data sovereignty. Google’s new data sovereignty business model aims to meet regulatory compliance, governance needs and offers additional controls for sectors like government, healthcare, and financial services requiring local data storage and workload operation.

Google has opened cloud servers in Spain for data localisation. This service will be offered in collaboration with Telefonica, the Spanish telecom giant. The question is: Will tech giants begin to support data sovereignty, and data localisation?

A new ‘data sovereignty’ business model was highlighted in Google’s announcement:

‘Accelerating digital transformation also requires cloud services that meet regulatory compliance and digital governance requirements. In particular, highly regulated sectors like government, healthcare and financial services need additional controls to store data and run workloads locally.’

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