Achieving Compliant Local Data Storage
Nfield Online and CAPI surveys are already deployed from four different Microsoft Azure cloud environments – Hong Kong (serving Asia Pacific), Amsterdam (serving Europe and Africa), Virginia (serving the Americas) and Beijing (serving China within the Great Firewall of China) – to facilitate speedy operation.
Normal field setup. In this overview we have 3 customers all storing their data of different domains on the Nfield cloud server.
To enable data storage compliance alongside this, we have developed the ability to separate survey deployment from storage of respondent data. This means it is now possible, for example, to deploy a survey from the Hong Kong Microsoft Data Center and store the respondent data in the Singapore Microsoft Data Center.
This locally compliant data storage is being achieved through utilizing the Azure cloud Infrastructure and, where this is challenging, setting up local facilities.
Whatever requirements Nfield Online and CAPI users have, we can quickly configure a suitable solution which strikes a balance between a whole raft of considerations, including security, investment, ease of maintenance and system monitoring, ISO 27001:2013 compliance, speed of delivery, customer preference and potential for growth.
Nfield local data storage applies to the following information:
- Open and closed answer data
- Media capture during an interview
- GPS location data
- Other paradata - including quota information, appointment, address, interviewer's device)
- Respondent data
Questionnaires and associated media files used during interviews remain stored within the survey engine in one Nfield's four deployments.
Nfield setup when the survey engine and respondent data are separated.