Denmark has banned Google services in its schools

Denmark banned Google services in its schools, after last year officials of the municipality of Helsingor were ordered to carry out a risk assessment of the processing of personal data by Google.

TechCrunch reports:

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The results of a survey published on last week, η υπηρεσία προστασίας δεδομένων της Δανίας, Datatilsynet, αποκάλυψε ότι η επεξεργασία δεδομένων που πραγματοποιείται φοιτητές (και όχι μόνο) που χρησιμοποιούν τη σουίτα λογισμικού Workspace της Google (μια συνδρομητική υπηρεσία στο cloud που συμπεριλαμβάνει τις εφαρμογές Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar και Google Drive) “δεν πληροί τις απαιτήσεις” των κανονισμών προστασίας προσωπικών δεδομένων GDPR της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.

Specifically, the authority found that Google's data processing agreement, or terms and conditions, allow data to be transferred to other countries for the purpose of providing support, even to data normally stored in Google's data centers in the EU.

Οι φορητοί υπολογιστές Chromebook της Google και κατ’ επέκταση το Google Workspace χρησιμοποιούνται σε σχολεία σε όλη τη Δανία.

However, Datatilsynet specifically focused on Helsingor for its risk assessment after the municipality reported a “breach of personal data security” in 2020.

So while this latest research technically only applies to schools in Helsingor at the moment, Datatilsynet says that many of the conclusions it has reached "probably apply to other municipalities" that use Google Chromebooks and Workspace.

He added that he does not expect these other municipalities to "proceed with the relevant steps" after the decision taken by the municipality of Helsingor.

A Google spokesperson told TechCrunch:

“Γνωρίζουμε ότι οι μαθητές και τα σχολεία αναμένουν ότι η τεχνολογία που χρησιμοποιούν είναι νομικά συμβατή, υπεύθυνη και ασφαλής. Γι’ αυτό εδώ και χρόνια, η Google έχει επενδύσει σε βέλτιστες πρακτικές απορρήτου και επιμελείς αξιολογήσεις κινδύνου. Έχει κάνει την τεκμηρίωσή μας είναι ευρέως διαθέσιμη, ώστε ο καθένας να μπορεί να δει πώς βοηθάμε τους οργανισμούς να συμμορφωθούν με τον GDPR.

Schools have their own data. We only process their data in accordance with the contracts we have with them. At Workspace for Education, student data is never used for advertising or other commercial purposes. Independent organizations have audited our services and we keep our practices under constant review to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and compliance." The Best Technology Site in Greece
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