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 July 13, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Cathrin Schaer reports:

Schools in the central German state of Hesse have been have been told it’s now illegal to use Microsoft Office 365.

The state’s data-protection commissioner has ruled that using the popular cloud platform’s standard configuration exposes personal information about students and teachers “to possible access by US officials”.

Read more on ZDNet. This does not appear to be an impulsive move on the state’s part but a more carefully investigated and considered decision based on protecting student data from U.S. government surveillance.

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