Google announced that it intends to close all its engineering offices in Russia. However, the biggest tech giant said that it will “remain committed” to its Russian users.
The company informed that it has transferred engineers to other countries. Merely a few workers will stay there to control the sales, support, communication and marketing of the company.
A new internet rule of Russia compels Google to relocate its engineers. Currently, around 50 engineers work in the engineering offices of Google located in Russia. However, after the execution of the law Google gives a choice to engineers whether they want to move with the company or not.
Russia is a strict country when it comes to the laws designed to control the Internet activities. At the start of 2014, Russian government proposed a rule that compel the internet firms to store citizen’s personal data in Russia.
A few months ago, Russian parliament implemented the new regulation regarding the internet firms.
The authorities inform that this law is specially formed to ensure the data protection. However, some analysts state that it is a clever attempt of officials to block particular sites through this law.
Generally, tech firms store users’ data in different data storage facilities. The storage houses of the companies are situated all around the globe. It indicates that it is pretty difficult for the tech companies to store data in the same country.
A spokesman of Google refused to disclose the reason behind this action.