Prying eyes’ of Google Cloud opening in Saudi Arabia brought fears in the region

Media monitoring groups have requested the immediate halting of Google’s plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia, voicing concern over data protection and privacy.

The US technology giant has already announced it will be storing Snapchat data on the servers based in Saudi Arabia, placing millions of users’ personal information under the jurisdiction of a government with a longstanding record of surveillance.

“This troubling history raises serious concerns about the possibility of facilitating and whitewashing future human rights abuses.”, Access Now said in a statement.

Source Link: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-google-cloud-region-opening-fear

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