Google has just announced that it will be closing down Google News in Spain because of copyright law about to go into effect in the country. Now, it seems that Google will be closing down its engineering offices in Russia according to an article by Wall Street Journal. This comes with the news that there will be new laws implemented in the country.
With the new laws in place, any personal data from a Russian citizen must be held in the country. The government alleges that this will help protect the citizens of its country. Many however, are under impression that this is heighten surveillance of the citizens instead.
However, this may not be the only legal reformation we see. Expect to have many of these incidents occur around the globe as authorities worldwide are locking down on data protection and tech companies are trying to argue their case that they’re doing all they can to ensure no personal information from any user is compromised. Seems like all parties are aiming for the same thing, maybe its time to work together instead of against one another?