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January 3rd, 2017

EU Data Protection Laws Assistance For US Companies Via The Cloud

Cloud Constellation's patented SpaceBelt is a high-speed global cloud storage network of space-based data centers, each seamlessly interconnected together to provide exclusive and secure cloud infrastructure to service providers, enterprises and governments around the world.

The company has just announced that they have entered into a service provision agreement with Zettabox to assist companies in meeting new European Union (EU) data protection laws as well as data sovereignty laws worldwide. Zettabox is the only cloud storage and collaboration platform that the European Commission (EC) calls "genuinely European." Teaming with Cloud Constellation's SpaceBelt™ provides a global solution for companies to comply with the new EU rules as well as to meet the rapidly growing number of data sovereignty regulations worldwide.

US companies doing business in Europe must comply with data privacy regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or face regulatory fines of up to four percent of their worldwide revenue. SpaceBelt's global cloud network is designed to provide secure cloud storage and transport of mission-critical sensitive data, end-to-end and without interruption or exposure to any surreptitious elements or unintended network jurisdictions. From North Africa to Russia and the United Arab Emirates, data sovereignty rules are proliferating, and the Zettabox/Cloud Constellation offer allows enterprises to store data once and meet all data sovereignty requirements at the same time.

  • Independent of the Internet: Cloud Constellation is building SpaceBelt, a secure space-based cloud storage network ring around the planet to provide infrastructure that is completely independent of the internet and leased lines, increasing data safety and removing jurisdictional concerns.
  • Cost savings: By enabling the cloud to be served from a single customer site worldwide, SpaceBelt will dramatically reduce infrastructure investments currently required of cloud service providers for the purpose of European jurisdictional compliance.
  • Satellite storage: Zettabox will store corporate and government cloud content on SpaceBelt's satellites, maintaining data protection for Europeans and data sovereignty worldwide while giving businesses greater control and ownership of their data. For instance, with the Zettabox/Cloud Constellation offer, Office 365 users will be able to create content with the productivity tools they already use but store that content in space.

According to James Kinsella, the CEO at Zettabox, navigating the regulatory waters of European data regulations can be treacherous, so his firm's goal is to help US organizations remain compliant without extra effort and expense. SpaceBelt's unique value proposition will enable the firm to offer greater data security, speed and cost savings to their enterprise and government clients.

The CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud Constellation, Scott Sobhaini, added that as data threats have increased worldwide, restrictions on data flow have created a legal morass and financial burden on organizations that move mission-critical information internationally. Zettabox understands the need and had already created a fully European cloud storage, backup and collaboration solution. Now they are looking to space to provision any customer site or desktop around the world in less than a third of a second from just one location without any loss of jurisdictional control.