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What is Data Sovereignty?

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Data sovereignty is the idea that data is controlled by the laws and practices of the nation where it is located. In some cases, nations pass laws requiring certain data to be controlled and/or physically stored domestically. This may be viewed as important to the security and economy of a nation. For example, a nation might be concerned about the potential for a foreign power to monitor the communications and information of its businesses and citizenry.
Overview: Data Sovereignty
Definition (1)
The nation that has authority over an instance of data.
Definition (2)
The nation that effectively controls an instance of data.
Definition (3)
The nation that has effective control and authority over data by virtue of its storage within its borders.
Common Interpretation
Nations may view certain data being controlled and stored outside its borders as a risk.
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