Quad9, the privacy-focused domain resolver, announced Wednesday it would move its offices to Zurich, Switzerland to subject itself to stricter privacy laws.

The Switzerland move will place the company under a European Union-like privacy regime. Though Switzerland is not part of the EU, it has adopted the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation with one major difference: the Swiss privacy law applies to all global users of a Swiss-based service, not just those in the region.

So why would a company choose to relocate to a country with more stringent standards?

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