Story image

US company opens Amsterdam data centre to adhere to GDPR​

05 Jul 2018

In a direct response to the imposition of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), First Advantage has announced details of a new data centre within the region.

With its headquarters in Atlanta, the Symphony Technology Group company that provides background solutions for employers around the globe, says the new data centre launch is to put their customers’ minds at ease.

The new data centre is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the company asserts it is a ‘state-of-the-art facility’ that adheres to all the points of GDPR.

“We listened to the needs of our clients, especially given their growing concerns over EU-regulated data privacy and compliance,” says First Advantage chief infrastructure officer and executive vice president Nick Grecco.

“After considering a number of countries, our decision to locate our new data centre in The Netherlands was driven by its exceptional power infrastructure and business-friendly environment.”

First Advantage’s platform collects data on millions of job candidates, making the security of the information essential. The company asserts the new facility will enable First Advantage to meet the ever-increasing demand for its screening services while maintaining the safety of its data in compliance with the recently imposed GDPR privacy regulations.

“Our Enterprise Advantage global platform automatically routes data for U.S. candidates to our US data centre and holds customer data for all other countries in our new state-of-the-art EU data centre in Amsterdam,” says First Advantage EMEA executive vice president of global clients & strategy Suzanne Mastrofski.

“This enables our clients to have the confidence their data and that of their candidates is secure, protected to the highest standards and complies with GDPR.”

Of course, there is ongoing confusion around GDPR with several companies still collecting data of EU citizens without asking permission, while other companies have simply begun to refuse access to EU IP addresses.

Pure Storage expands enterprise data management solutions
It has integrated StorReduce technologies for a cloud-native back up platform, and expanded its data fabric solution for cloud-based applications.
Hurricane Electric seals data center deal with EdgeConneX
Edge data centres continue their steady march onwards after another major deal was signed this week to benefit 10 key markets
Infinera launches new ‘disruptive’ network architecture
The new end-to-end network architecture is said to enable instantly scalable, self-optimizing networks that adapt to the demands of specific users and applications.
Survey finds DC managers want more efficiency, not horsepower
More servers and more CPU power used to be the answer to boosting data centre performance, but it appears this is no longer the case.
DOCOMO ranked world's top mobile operator in 5G SEP applications
NTT DOCOMO has been ranked the world's leading mobile operator in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents.
Nlyte celebrates record year and new board chairman
The company recently announced a strong 2018 calendar year after adding more new customers than any other year in its 15-year history. 
Stream Data Centers to develop hyperscale campus in Arizona
The company has acquired a 418,000 square-foot facility on 157 acres of land in Goodyear, Arizona.
Telco central offices are being transformed into the edge
Schneider Electric's Steven Carlini discusses how the old central offices are now ideal to enable the telco edge.