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Experian Phone Validation

Data journey

Data journey

Data retention

The following data elements are encrypted and stored 3 months in an Experian data center and for 1 year in Microsoft Azure for troubleshooting, internal testing, caching and product quality improvement purposes:

  • Transaction start/end time
  • Validation result
  • IP address of caller

For data quality insights reporting purposes: We store 100% anonymised metadata related to searches across all services indefinitely.

Regional data transfer

  • The API Gateway is deployed to the US, UK and Australia. Depending on the origin, requests are routed to the nearest data center.
  • In the event of a data center failure, requests will be routed to the nearest healthy data center.
  • Our third party phone validation service is hosted in Ireland.

Disaster recovery

Our services are deployed into multiple data centers that use an active-active architecture. For you that means that we have multiple data centers operating simultaneously that share the load and provide redundancy. Additionally, our services employ geographic routing which means your traffic gets routed to the nearest healthy data center. Should a data center become unhealthy, the health status of the data center is immediately updated. Your traffic is automatically and seamlessly re-routed to the nearest healthy data center. No action is required from you to enable this behaviour. This architecture is how we provide Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for our services and maintain high availability.