New Data Center Helps Gigya’s Clients Manage Compliance with New Chinese Cybersecurity Law
China’s revised cybersecurity law, enacted in November 2016 and effective June 2017, sent many businesses with online Chinese customers scrambling to meet compliance. The law requires storing and managing personal data collected from Chinese citizens within mainland China, major overhauls to application design and implementation, and harsh penalties. Many businesses with DIY or otherwise non-compliant systems for collecting and managing customer data face huge punitive risks, or even losing the ability to sell their goods and services in China — the largest retail market on Earth.
To help our clients with Chinese customer bases continue to serve those customers while minimizing risk to their businesses, Gigya is offering access to a new primary data center in Shanghai, China. The latest of five regional data centers around the globe, our China data center features:
- The ability to store, manage and back up all data collected from Chinese citizens within mainland China, and to keep this information discrete from the data stored in our other international data centers.
- Full redundancy, with data replicated in real time between two physically disparate data centers in Shanghai, and every server role operating as a cluster to prevent a single point of failure.
- High-level international security certifications to guarantee the safety of customer data, including ISO27001 and ISO27018, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), SOC1 and SOC2 and more.