Safeguard Your Data: The Risks of Hosting Customer Data in the US insights & knowledge.

In today’s digital age, the value of data cannot be understated. From sensitive customer information to proprietary business strategies, data is the lifeblood of modern enterprises. However, the location where this data is stored and processed can have significant implications, especially when it comes to customer data. At Idalko, we understand the importance of data security, privacy, and compliance. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our latest innovation, Momito, a cutting-edge tool designed to migrate your valuable data seamlessly from instances in the US to the EU. Let’s delve into the risks and problems associated with hosting customer data in the US and how Momito can be your solution.

1. GDPR and Data Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data protection regulation enacted by the European Union to ensure the privacy and protection of personal data. While the US does have data privacy regulations in place, the GDPR sets a gold standard for data protection. If your business interacts with EU citizens’ data, it’s imperative to comply with GDPR guidelines. Hosting customer data in the US might inadvertently expose your business to potential legal issues due to differing regulations.

2. Data Sovereignty and Jurisdiction

When your data is stored in the US, it falls under the jurisdiction of US laws and regulations. In contrast, hosting data within the EU ensures that your data remains within the scope of European laws and regulations, offering greater control over how your data is handled and accessed.

3. Security Concerns

While the US has robust cybersecurity measures in place, hosting your data outside of the EU might lead to concerns about data breaches and unauthorized access. The EU’s stringent security standards and emphasis on data protection can provide a more secure environment for your sensitive customer information.

4. Privacy Shield and Its Uncertainty

The EU-US Privacy Shield was a framework that facilitated the transfer of personal data between the EU and the US. However, this framework was invalidated in 2020, leaving many businesses unsure about the legal basis for transferring data between these regions. By migrating your instance from the US to the EU with Momito, you can ensure that your data transfers adhere to the latest legal standards.

5. Customer Trust and Reputation

As customers become more aware of data privacy issues, they are increasingly concerned about how their data is handled. By proactively taking steps to host your customer data in the EU, you can enhance your reputation as a responsible and trustworthy business that prioritizes data protection.

Why Choose Momito?

Momito is more than just a migration tool; it’s your assurance of a smooth, secure, and compliant data transfer. Our commitment to data integrity means that no information will be lost during migration. We thoroughly validate the data in the new EU region to ensure a 100% match with your original instance. By choosing Momito, you’re putting your data in the hands of experts who understand software, security, and compliance inside out.


The risks and problems associated with hosting customer data in the US are undeniable. To protect your business, your customers, and your reputation, it’s essential to take proactive steps toward data sovereignty, security, and compliance. With Momito, you can seamlessly migrate your instance from the US to the EU, eliminating the uncertainties and challenges posed by cross-border data hosting. Empower your business with the confidence that comes from knowing your data is in safe hands. Choose Momito and make the switch today.

At Idalko, we’re not just offering a migration service; we’re offering peace of mind. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how Momito can be the solution to your data hosting concerns. Your data deserves the best protection, and we’re here to provide it.


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