Regulation has made EU firms less data-hungry

GDPR has cut storage and processing

Tom Allen
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GDPR did not cause firms to move to alternative cloud providers or back on-prem - they simply slashed their data storage
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GDPR did not cause firms to move to alternative cloud providers or back on-prem - they simply slashed their data storage

Regulation changes demand for data, says a report by the US-based National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

The non-profit research organisation - which is mostly government-funded - says the EU's GDPR has led firms in the region to both store and process less data. The GDPR affects more than 20 milli...

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