Google Workspace and UK GDPR – please check

Many organisations are taking advantage of the free version of Google Workspace for Non-profits, and getting real benefit from it.

But we just wanted to warn you that in the case of this free version, you cannot choose in which country the data is held, and that may well mean it is transferred to the US.

Google currently relies on SCC’s to justify transfers which satisfy the UK GDPR. Whilst SCC’s are about to be superseded (see more on next week’s article on IDTA’s) it might be that you choose not to transfer personal data to the US for security or other reasons. If so, the free version of Google Workspace may not be what you need, so please do check.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, why not contact us or book a 20-minute insight call, free to TinoPai programme members?