Data has value today and retains that value for years in the future. It needs to be protected throughout its lifecycle, which can be a challenge since different countries have different rules governing data. That’s why data sovereignty matters.
The challenge is to ensure data is not only protected, but that it is handled in accordance with Canadian law and local privacy regulations, while remaining within the control of a business. Risks increase when that data is stored and accessed on server infrastructure beyond national borders or on infrastructure managed by foreign parties.