Google computer systems are stopped in Danish faculties

Google’s computer systems and packages are utilized by faculties in about each different Danish municipality.

A ruling in a case in Elsinore entails a common ban on the dealing with of non-public knowledge with packages in Google’s Workspace package deal, until a “complete documentation and impact assessment is made, and if the handling is done in a manner that complies with the regulation”.

The regulation refers back to the EU Data Regulation (GDPR). According to the Danish newspaper Politiken, it’s a matter of college students’ private knowledge being despatched to the United States by way of Google’s companies.

IT consultants in Denmark warn that this interpretation of the GDPR can imply a big change for each authorities and corporations within the nation.

Google states in a written remark that the scholars’ data is “never used for advertising or other commercial purposes” and that the companies have been reviewed by impartial actors.

The union Skolelederforeningen warns that the resolution can have main penalties. The computer systems have to be away from instructing after the summer season holidays.

– As a lot of our instructing in faculties is based mostly on digital use and the usage of Chromebooks and entry to varied platforms, it implies that now we have to rethink in a very new means with instructing, says its vp Dorte Andreas to Ritzau.

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