To cash in on the growing demand to address data sovereignty issues in the Middle East, San Francisco-based tech startup – InCountry – has opened its Middle East headquarters at Abu Dhabi’s Hub71.
Samer Kamal, Vice-President of Product at InCountry, told TechRadar Middle East that data protection and data privacy have been hot topics globally for enterprises as well as consumers.
The introduction of GDPR in 2018 has had a significant impact on personal data protection and the demand for privacy expertise exploded after that.
The rise of data breaches has forced many cloud providers to have data centres in each country to comply with data residency laws.
More than 80 countries have now adopted comprehensive data protection laws.
“Enterprises are expanding and going to more than one country and we help them comply with data residency regulations, especially in emerging countries. We have a data residency-as-a-service platform that securely stores and proc