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Google is Moving Forward with its Data Center in KSA

During the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, the majority of shareholders voted against a civil society-backed shareholder proposal led by SumOfUs to uphold human rights principles, after Google announced plans to build a Cloud region in Saudi Arabia. The silver lining is that the majority of independent shareholders (57.6%) voted in …

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Saudi Arabia: Google Should Halt Plans to Establish Cloud Region

Joint Statement by Human Rights and Digital Privacy Rights Organizations The undersigned human rights and digital rights organizations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will mitigate adverse human rights impacts. Saudi Arabia’s recent track record of …

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Google Cloud’s Data Center in KSA raises data privacy concerns in the region

In a decision to expand their global network with new cloud regions, Google announced in December 2020 that Google Cloud will deploy and operate a Cloud region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This decision is a result of an agreement between Aramco (Saudi Petroleum giant) and Google, after two years of discussions. They …

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