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Office 365 Banned from German Schools Due to Privacy Concerns

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Microsoft’s Office 365 has been banned in at least some German schools due to privacy concerns over the way its cloud service works.

Privacy regulators have also banned the use of either Google Docs or Apple’s iWork suite.

The problem, says the regulator, is that telemetry data is sent out of Germany to the US, and this can include personal data.

In principle, consent could allow this data to be sent, but children are not able to give their consent in law, so Office 365 cannot be used.

Curated from 9to5Mac

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