Microsoft Increases its Focus on EU Data Localization with Inclusion of System Logs

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The latest deployment to the “EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud”, as it brands the infrastructure, kicked off in at the start of last year. Efforts to understand where digital information is being processed and stored, and even to co-locate data in the same country/region as customers — aka data localization — can be important considerations under EU data protection laws. “This means the EU Data Boundary now includes pseudonymized personal data. It says the new resources can be accessed via the EU Data Boundary Trust Center webpage. Another enhancement of the data localization offer her blog post flags is the deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure within the EU Data Boundary.

“Security Breach Unveils Confidential Customer Data: MongoDB’s Investigation”

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Database management giant MongoDB says it’s investigating a security incident that has resulted in the exposure of some information about customers. In an update published on Sunday, MongoDB said does not believe hackers accessed any customer data stored in MongoDB Atlas, the company’s hosted database offering. For one customer, this included system logs, MongoDB said. System logs can include information about the running of a database or its underlying system. MongoDB declined to say how many customers may be affected by the compromise of its corporate systems.