I'm in the U.S. with my websites. I'm not under European Union jurisdiction unless my use of one or another Google product puts me under EU jurisdiction. I need to find out if any Google product gives me that nexus. I've asked Google several ways but no answer has appeared. Google's online information is vague. Google likely wants us to continue using its products and I'd rather do so, but I don't want the burdens of EU law. I know how to research U.S. law but hardly at all how to research foreign law. Reading the new privacy regulation doesn't help me understand how EU law applies it. We're not required to know and comply with the laws of about 190 nations and it's not possible. How do I find out if the Google product nexus is present here if Google doesn't say?
It obviously depends on what the Google products you use does.
For instance, if one of the products is Google Analytics, and you are not filtering this data, your site (controller) will send personal data about Europeans to Google (processor).
GDPR Article 3 (2) b, says that if you are not located in the EU but are involved in processing of PPI about European residents
where the processing activities are related to [...] monitoring of their behaviour as far as their behaviour takes place within the Union
your processing falls under European Union jurisdiction.
My understanding is that the profiling of individuals that is done by GA is the type of monitoring or profiling this refers to.
Now, I do not think the EU is going to dispatch its stormtroopers to strike you down if you do this, but technically, using GA and not taking any additional steps (such as filtering the data to exclude data from Europeans) will put your processing under EU jurisdiction.