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My data is getting moved to Google LLC, but I live in an EU country, not the UK. How do I fix this? 0 Recommended Answers 21 Replies 95 Upvotes
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I was sent an email saying: 

"because the United Kingdom (UK) is leaving the European Union (EU), Google LLC will now be the service provider and the data controller responsible for your information and for complying with applicable privacy laws for UK consumer users."

But I'm the Republic of Ireland and my service provider should be Google Ireland Limited. How do I tell Google?
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I live in Portugal, but have received the same change of terms. Checked my Google account address and country and it says Portugal so completely confused.

I used to live in the UK but moved to Portugal last year.

I don't want my data being moved to the US, surely this must be illegal from an EU stand point.

How can I get my details updated and stop the move?
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I set my account up in Ireland and I did not change any settings to the UK. While I travel for work to the UK that does not mean I've changed location. How do I keep my account in Ireland?
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Hi,

I currently reside in Ireland (EU) and have the same issue. I received this email:

"We’re improving our Terms of Service and making them easier for you to understand. The changes will take effect on 31 March 2020, and they won’t impact the way that you use Google services. And, because the United Kingdom (UK) is leaving the European Union (EU), Google LLC will now be the service provider and the data controller responsible for your information and for complying with applicable privacy laws for UK consumer users."

I have lived in the UK previously, but all my account settings are set to Ireland. My mum, who has always lived in Ireland received this email, with no mention of the UK:

"We’re improving our Terms of Service and making them easier for you to understand. The changes will take effect on 31 March 2020, and they won’t impact the way that you use Google services."

How do I ensure my data isn't shifted to the US, given that I live in the EU? This is surely not in compliance with EU law?

Thanks
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I’m a dual national, Irish and British living in UK. Can I elect to stay with Google Ireland?
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Hello,

I have the same issue.

I received an email from Google about the new Terms of Service update, stating that my data will be moved to the US because the UK is leaving EU. However, I am a citizen of an EU country (not the UK) and it made me confused. I do not want my data to be moved to the US. While I am currently in the UK, it is not my home country and I will be leaving it soon.

Why did I get this email? What do I need to do to keep my data stored in the EU @Google?

Thanks in advance

//EDIT: By the way, GDPR in the UK applies until the end of transition period (December 2020), so why is Google pushing this change so soon? It may be a violation of GDPR.
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Yes, I am originally from the UK, but now resident in Norway, (EEA, but subject to the same EU protections) and have been sent this email too. I do not wish my privacy protections to be changed to US law either and I would be interested in any information on this.

I have changed my location in Google Play Store to Norway (I did this some months ago) but Google still seems to want to punt me over to the US even though I am an EEA resident.
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Same here. Lived in UK, opened my email accounts in UK but moved back to EU after Brexit ref.
Can't find the way to change my residence in the settings. Only in Google Pay, but I'd rather my redundant UK address featured there so Google can give that to Trump. ;-)
We should be given the chance to change the country of residence as we do with all the other bureaucratic aspects of emigrating. Hope someone gives us an answer...
Fingers crossed
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I have also used to live in UK but I have relocated to EU few months ago so I am no longer a resident of UK. What to do?
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Same issue here! I'm an Italian citizen, I currently live and work in Italy and I created my account in 2003 when I was in Italy. I only lived a few years in UK in the past but I've nothing to do with that anymore.
My data belongs to EU and must be protected by GDPR.
I wasn't able to find a single contact form to report this abuse to Google. Please advise. Thanks
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Everyone's data is brexiting before they are. For dual nationals or those working in the UK, this sounds like it serves as a good opportunity for LLC to obtain or share your data, disregarding the supposedly harsher privacy regulations of the EU. Google is a private American corporation and likely has a very good profile of users already, given how much of a near-monopoly they have over internet and android services, also taking into consideration how many companies they now own, off or online. No matter what country you are in, block everything Google, and many websites won't even load properly.

Regardless as to where you are, your past is already recorded and Google LLC may already do what they want with it. The hard thing may be to prove exactly what they do that you disapprove of that you did not sign up for when you registered with one of their services. Google has stated that GDPR pop up privacy agreement messages will still apply to the UK, but for how long is not clear. Despite the fact that GDPR is near useless and proves to be nothing but a constant annoyance. Many websites still do not follow it or at least do not let you enter without having to agree on they want to collect.

At the moment regarding change, it is perhaps not a major issue if Google LLC assume your data is still in the UK, as your data will still be protected under the UK Data Protection Act. Regardless as to being in the EU, UK or elsewhere, the pessimist might state there has always have been loopholes over any data protection act regarding how a corporation can obtain data, depending on how or where it is sent. You might want to start raising questions over what is collected and shared if a US trade agreement requires the UK to change it's privacy law however, as mentioned here (click for the Guardian article).
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