LONDON: Google has opened a data centre in Munich, Germany . Google believes that the new data centre will help in data protection credentials as tech companies’ face growing scrutiny of their data collection practices.
CEO Sundar Pichai said the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding its operations in the southern German city, including doubling the number of data privacy engineers there to more than 200 by the end of 2019.
The new Google Safety Engineering Center will make Munich a global hub for the company’s “cross-product privacy engineering efforts,” Pichai said in a blog post. (Agencies)