Google is planning to move the accounts of UK users from Ireland to the US taking them out of EU control and therefore removing the protections we had under EU law regarding our data.
“There’s a bunch of noise about the U.K. government possibly trading away enough data protection to lose adequacy under GDPR, at which point having them in Google Ireland’s scope sounds super-messy,” according to Lea Kissner, Google’s former lead for global privacy technology.
Further details can be found here:
The UK Tory party have threatened to take more control over the internet before.
Should we be worried about this move? I can ‘sort of’ understand the argument that if we are not part of the EU our data should not be on EU servers but we are not part of the US either.
In addition the government is trying to limit the powers of both the press and the judiciary.
It’s hard to see why, unless they are trying to stifle scrutiny but see here: