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Google's decision to shift control of UK user data to the US looks like a calculated political bet that Brexit will be a privacy disaster

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Reuters reported Wednesday that Google is planning to ship its UK user data from its European headquarters in Ireland to the US.
The move was prompted by uncertainty surrounding the UK's data laws after Brexit.
Experts told Business Insider the problem boils down to whether the UK can obtain an "adequacy agreement" with the EU which would guarantee that EU citizens' data would be protected with the same rigor as under GDPR.
Although originally the UK said it would adhere to GDPR standards, Google's decision suggests it doesn't trust Britain to achieve an adequacy agreement.
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UK Google users to lose EU data protection due to Brexit - CNET

UK Google users to lose EU data protection due to Brexit - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

The tech giant is reportedly transferring control of UK Google accounts to the US and out of the jurisdiction of EU privacy regulators. But the GDPR will still apply.
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Report: Google to Move UK Accounts Under US Jurisdiction

Report: Google to Move UK Accounts Under US Jurisdiction

1 month ago   |   By PC Mag

Google is moving the accounts in case data protection/GDPR rules change following the UK's exit from the EU.
Google will move accounts held by British users out of the jurisdiction of the European Union and under the control of United States authorities in response to the UK's decision to exit the EU. According to Reuters , which quotes three sources “familiar with ...
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