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UK Google users to lose EU data protection due to Brexit – Source CNET Tech


Google users in the UK are about to see their data leave the EU.

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The accounts of Google users in the UK will be controlled out of the US now that the country has left the European Union, according to Reuters. This means that the data belonging to British citizens will no longer fall under the control of European privacy regulation, even though they are still protected by the GDPR.

Google accounts of European citizens are controlled through Ireland, the site of the tech giant’s regional headquarters. Now, ownership of UK data will switch from Ireland to the US. 

The move was prompted by Brexit, the UK’s departure from the EU, which took place at the end of January. According to…

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