Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the company is set to double the number of its privacy engineers and is opening a privacy engineering hub in Munich. Pichai announced the official opening of the Google Safety Engineering Center, which houses Google’s efforts to increase the privacy of the company’s users.
Pichai also noted that it’s “no accident” that Google was opening their privacy hub in the heart of Europe, Germany, saying it was a country “that in many ways reflects how Europeans think about online safety, privacy, and security.”
It’s also no accident Google is doing this now. Privacy has become the number-one issue in tech in recent years thanks to a swatch of data scandals, some perpetrated by Google itself. Europe is also an obvious choice for Google to house its new privacy operations because it has some of the strictest user privacy regulations in the world.
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