Data embassies create a new approach to securing data by leveraging diplomatic agreements bolstered by cloud technology solutions
On Wednesday Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government will set up Data Embassies in the country to facilitate seamless digital transfers and continuity for other nations.
A data embassy is a solution implemented by nation-states to ensure a country’s digital continuity with particular respect to critical databases. Data embassies create a new approach to securing data by leveraging diplomatic agreements bolstered by cloud technology solutions.
Small countries around the world are turning to the concept of “data embassies” because they are in need of sovereign and resilient infrastructure.
“We will facilitate the setting up of data embassies for countries looking for digital continuity solutions,” Sitharaman said during her Union Budget speech in Parliament.
Estonia, one of the world’s most mature countries in digital administration, authorized a data embassy in 2015. Luxembourg, Monaco, and some other nations have adopted the Data Embassy model.
According to a Google Cloud blog post, there are several components that comprise a data embassy. “A data embassy must have a secure, resilient data infrastructure that can protect a nation’s data from cyber and physical threats. They should have a robust mechanism to ensure efficient data back-up and fail-over, as well,” it said.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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