Transfer of data to third countries: Study
According to a study by the municipality of Helsingr, it is reported that users’ personal data is transferred to third countries without the required level of security. Datatilsnet focused exclusively on Helsingr after the municipality reported a “personal data protection violation” in 2020. For now, the new rule only applies to schools in Helsingr. However, the Data Protection Agency advises other cities in Denmark to follow the same.
Student data not used for advertising or other commercial purposes: Google
A Google spokesperson told TechCrunch: “We know that students and schools expect the technology they use to be legally compliant, responsible, and secure. That’s why over the years, Google has focused on privacy. We have invested in our best practices and diligent risk assessments and have made our documentation widely available for anyone to see how we help organizations comply with GDPR.”
“Schools have their own data. We process their data only in accordance with our contracts with them. At Workspaces for Education, student data is never used for advertising or other commercial purposes. Our services have been audited by independent organizations and we continue to review our practices to maintain the highest possible standards of security and compliance.
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A massive Chrome OS update has been released
Google has released a massive update to its Chrome OS that brings a host of new features to Chromebooks. While some of these features were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, others were recently announced at the company’s developer conference, Google I/O 2022. Google has finally started rolling out some of the features it announced at these events for eligible devices.