Dr Michael Veale comments on Google moving UK user data to US in media
25 February 2020
Dr Veale has commented on the potential implications of the decision for data protection law.
Dr Michael Veale (Lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation at UCL Laws) has been quoted in various media regarding Google’s decision to move UK user data from Ireland to US, to avoid legal risks after Brexit.
The decision means UK user data will be moved outside of EU protection jurisdiction, and was prompted by uncertainty over the UK’s data laws post-Brexit.
Dr Veale also spoke to James O’Brien on LBC Radio – you can listen to a recording of the episode (available until 28th February - starts around 02:40:49).
- ‘Google moves UK user data to US to avert Brexit risks’ – Financial Times
- ‘Google Updates Terms in Plain Language After EU Scrutiny’ – The New York Times
- ‘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’ – Business Insider