Google is reportedly considering a move to shut down its US market headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as part of a new cybercrime policy.
The company is also considering using technology to store data of its users in cloud servers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
However, Google has reportedly warned its employees about the potential for the potential impact of a data breach, the WSJ reports.
It also said that Google would consider shutting down the Dallas market center, which was established in 2000.
According to the Journal, Google is “evaluating all the risks” related to data breach and the possibility of shutting down its Dallas headquarters, adding that the company will make a decision in the coming days.
Google said in a statement to the WSJD that the Dallas operation was “committed to working with local law enforcement to protect our users’ privacy and security, and to ensure the safety of our users and staff”.
“We will keep working to improve our security posture,” the statement added.
Last year, Google announced that it was closing down its offices in the US, and is now using its own servers.
It has previously announced plans to move its headquarters to Europe and Japan.
The Journal added that Google had been working on the new cyber security policy since last year.
Earlier this year, the Dallas office of Google was hit by an “unprecedented attack” in which hackers attempted to break into the servers of the company’s competitor Microsoft.
The Washington Post reported that Google employees were unable to access sensitive data stored on the servers.