Slack Not-So-Slack Down Under: Users’ Data To Be Stored Locally
SYDNEY: Business communications app Slack has launched what it calls “data residency” in Australia. This means that Aussie Slack users can now have their online data stored in Australian-based facilities, rather than in the USA or some other destination organised by Slack.
Australia is said to be one of the first four regions outside the USA offering data residency to its users. Others are Tokyo, Paris and Frankfurt.
According to Slack Australia, the new arrangement will enable Aussie businesses to have their comms lining up with corporate policies and local compliance requirements preferred by many companies.