The US, on the other hand, recently enacted the CLOUD Act (PDF). And based on how it works, it might make it easier for foreign authorities (like British law enforcement) to compel US-based companies to hand over data for investigations. Google is based in Ireland in the EU, along with many other tech companies like Facebook. Reuters says the tech giant decided to move British users out of Irish jurisdiction, because it remains unclear if Britain intends to adopt the GDPR following its exit from the European Union.
We’ve asked Google for a statement and a confirmation. If Reuters‘ report is true, though, then users in the UK will be required to acknowledge Google’s new terms of service, along with the new jurisdiction in the near future.