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What Google’s new post-Brexit data plans could mean for your privacy

The uncertainties Brexit has created around data privacy may not be resolved for some time—but there are still things you can do

By Tola Onanuga  

A woman holding a Boots' shopping bag walks in central London while using her mobile phone. (Photo by Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Last week, Google announced plans to move UK user data out of Irish jurisdiction and place it under control of US regulators. The announcement was somewhat buried in an email sent to Google’s UK users informing them of the company’s updated terms of service. But what are the long-term implications of such a move—and what does it mean for the rights of UK residents in post-Brexit Britain?

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