Any privacy benefit to Google account getting moved to EU

I got this email a while back saying my Google account country association is being moved to the Netherlands and my data will now be the responsibility of Google Ireland. I’ve been using a VPN with a server in the Netherlands for a while now, so that’s probably why this happened.

Are there any privacy benefits of having an EU-based Google account?

I know there’s GDPR, but are there any practical benefits since I don’t actually live in the EU?

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Yes, GDPR allows you to disable most of the tracking. It is in the Google Account settings, and is very easy to change (unlike Microsoft).

Now, wheter you trust Google to abide by the law, it’s another thing…