Location

Where is your data stored?

Organisations collect many of data about you. All this data has to be stored somewere. The location where data is stored might influence its protectionlevels.

On this page you can learn more about data storage.

DATA STORAGE

Most personal data is stored for a certain time by organisations. It might be stored in a folder somewhere in an archive in the office or storage room. However, most data nowadays is stored on a computer or on a (cloud) server.

In Privacy Label we differentiate in personal data which is stored inside the European Union (EU) and outside the EU. We do this, because we believe it’s important for you to know whether your information is protected by the GDPR and other European law.
This does not mean all data which is stored outside the EU isn't safe. However, there might be some risks. For instance, in some countries outside the EU, authorities might have access to all data, or storage possibilities might not be as safe as you hope.  

EXAMPLES

ARCHIVE AT THE OFFICE

When people think of data storage, they often only think of digital data. However, a lot of personal data is still stored in physical maps at the office.

ONLINE CLOUD

Many organisations use online cloud services to store their data online. This might mean data is send to servers all over the world. Where data is stored might influences the level of legal protection it may have.