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Where is data stored

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Hi,

 

I am in the EU and need to know if GA stores my data within the EU or not. Anybody know if Google make a statement anywhere in the documentation ( I cannot find this), or if there is any other way to find this information. 

 

At the moment we are using the free version, is there any support for free version that I could pose this question to or do we need premium.

 

Thanks,

Daniel.

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Hi Daniel,

For lack of a better answer, your data is "in the cloud" with no central repository.
As such, it is safe to say that there is no guarantee that your data will be stored in Germany or even in the EU.
If data storage is an issue, maybe Google Analytics is not for you and maybe you should look as solutions such as Piwik.
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Follow-up: using 360/Premium does not solve this issue.
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Thanks Julien, Piwik is on my radar also but does not give conversion funnels out of the box which was why I went with GA. I will dig a bit deeper with Info sec and see what they think. Thanks for the follow up also

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I know that Germany has a tighter take on data storage, ownership and governance. You may also want to look into Webtrekk. They're a German premium player (although I have reservations about their continued existence in a Google-driven digital ecosystem) and can very likely comply with your infosec team's requirements.

However, this does not mean you should give up on GA entirely. There is still a lot you can do by anonymizing data and by being selective about which data points you capture.
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Thanks Julien, I will add Webtrekk to the list of possibles Smiley Happy