Anne Rooney, Public Policy Manager for Google Ireland, announced in Google’s blog post the change in data controller location to allow easier engagement with the data protection regulators in the EU by means of the GDPR’s ‘One Stop Shop’ system. This program was created to ensure that regulatory actions for companies and EU citizens are continuous. It’s important to take note these changes will not in any respect alter Google’s products or the way user data are gathered or processed using their services.
The adjustments will take effect on January 22, 2019. Google stated that no function or operation of its European services will be impacted. The modification indicates that the Dublin Google office is going to take care of the requests for user data from users or law enforcement regulators starting the effective date. At present the official service provider for Google Services, including Play, Drive, Gmail, YouTube and Maps , is set up at Google’s European head office in Dublin. In addition, all jobs taking care of compliance with the GDPR are to be executed in Dublin.