Amazon will open London data center by early 2017

Amazon Web Services will open its third European datacenter cluster by early 2017, CTO Werner Vogels said Friday.

The move will “provide … strong data sovereignty to local users,” Vogels wrote in a blog post.

Data sovereignty — or which country has jurisdiction over data — is a hot topic in the European Union, where the processing of citizens’ personal information is subject to strict data protection laws.

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