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Just released: New app Confidential Fields with Data Residency for Jira
Say hello to bitvoodoo's first Jira Cloud app: Confidential Fields with Data Residency for Jira!Sep 19, 2022
We built this app to resolve typical problems and requirements that companies face when using Jira Cloud (or considering moving to Jira Cloud):
Do you need to follow legal regulations by storing data in a secure database located in a specific region? This app is for you! At the moment, we offer Swiss data hosting 🇨🇭 – perfect for Swiss companies that need to store their data in Switzerland – as well as Jira Data Residency. We will constantly add more options according to your requirements. Read about hosting options
The app will also help you protect sensitive data from customers and employees alike, which is also a regulatory requirement. Read all about it in the section below ⬇️.
Do you have a hard time bringing (potentially) sensitive data to Jira because the data privacy officer strongly advises against it? The data would be beneficial to the workflow of users with specific roles, while standard users should not see it? This is where Confidential Fields come into play.
Custom fields vs. Confidential Fields: “Custom fields” are the built-in solution for company-specific Jira data. The app Confidential Fields for Jira Cloud offers an additional layer of security with its Confidential Fields. If you store your sensitive data in the app’s built-in Confidential Fields instead of the standard custom fields, you can apply specific view and edit permissions to each field. Permissions can be based on project role, group membership, or assignee, to name just a few. Read how to set up Confidential Fields. Furthermore, the data in Confidential Fields is heavily encrypted (read all about this below ⬇️).
Companies of all sizes and in any industry handle sensitive data, namely the HR data of their employees. Examples include their private phone number, salary, bank details, birthdays, and confidential notes on their health, to name just a few – in fact, any HR information might be considered confidential. Using Confidential Fields for their data, companies can tick the following boxes:
The points mentioned above are relevant to any industry. For banks and the insurance industry (among others), there are even stricter regulations. Here’s how they can profit from using the Confidential Fields app:
Confidential Fields are important in the healthcare sector because they provide a way to safely organize and store sensitive patient data. Patient information can include medical history, diagnoses, medications, insurance information, and more. Using Confidential Fields, you can make sure that only authorized personnel can view and edit this highly sensitive data.
Managing patient information in Confidential Fields efficiently can also help reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.
Furthermore, today’s patients are very aware of data security. By storing and handling their health records in Confidential Fields, you are more likely to gain their trust.
The advantages of Confidential Fields explained in the sections above ⬆️ also apply to the healthcare sector.
Confidential Fields is a brand-new app, and we’d love to have your thoughts about it.
Do you want to store encrypted data in your own database? Do you need a different data location? We are very willing to make this happen in the future.