Google is planning to shut down a Russia-based engineering office, The Information reports, following the nation’s passage of strict regulations on how technology companies are allowed to store data. The new law requires the company to store any the personal data of any Russian citizens within the country’s borders.
Rather than comply with that requirement, Google is ready to just pull out of the nation entirely. Employees based in Russia will be given the chance to work for Google in another location. Around fifty employees are expected to be affected.