In the middle of 2019, the American giant Google has decided to open a center dedicated to data protection in Germany precisely in the city of Munich.
The objective of the American company is created a set of parameters allowing compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations, one of the most important standards in europe for the management of user data.
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that that can be said with certainty is that this project will not be a small matter.
First of all we know that Google would like to show that it takes data protection very much at Are you serious. So in its announcement made on May 14 of this year, a engineering in the bavarian capital. This centre is intended to serve as a hub in Google's policy during the strengthening of the privacy of users of its services. the center makes sense take the name of
Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC). The subsidiary of Alphabet plans to double the number of engineers who will be responsible for developing security protocols and privacy protections. The number of engineers will be around 200 by the end of the year, i.e. in a month.
Why did you choose Munich precisely Germany? The choices are part of a purely legal-political strategy. As we know, Germany is the key to implementing the policy covered by the General Data Protection Regulation: "It is no coincidence that we are building our privacy centre in the heart of Europe, and in a country that in many ways reflects the way Europeans perceive online security and privacy," said Sundar Pichai. , the CEO of the American company, in a blog post.
The Google boss has announced that the team working at his new center will focus on the products that are most used, in collaboration with several privacy specialists from which American companies are located throughout Europe and even beyond. "We believe that privacy and security must also be accessible to everyone around the world, and we bring this to life with products that allow everyone to make clear and meaningful choices about their data. explained the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company. "This is an important step in our investments in Europe.
Since 2007, we have grown in Munich to more than 750 people from more than 60 countries. We will continue to invest in all aspects of our business, including the GSEC team. This year's expansion will allow us to surpass the 1,000 employee mark for the first time, making our office a global hub not only for privacy engineering, but also for product research and development. He continued.
Google's privacy specialists based in the German city of Munich are behind several privacy announcements, such as posts on the new cookie control in Google's browser (Google I/O). And it will be remembered that in the conference organized by Google, privacy was at the center of the debate.
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