Amazon Web Services will open its third European data center cluster by early 2017, CTO Werner Vogels said Friday.
After the Safe Harbor Agreement was struck down by the EU's top court last month, AWS is looking for more data center capacity in Europe.
Hosting more applications closer to EU customers will also improve latency.
Personal information is subject to strict data protection laws in the EU. Exports of data to the U.S. had been simplified by the Safe Harbor Agreement until that agreement was struck down last month.
A new data center in London will allow Amazon to "provide ... strong data sovereignty to local users," CTO Werner Vogels said.
Hosting more applications closer to them will improve latency — the time information takes to make the trip to the data center and back. Latency is crucial in financial markets, where milliseconds matter.
AWS also announced new data centers in South Korea, India and a second one in China.