Se è per questo, anche in italia i servizi google sono molto innestati nelle scuole e dubito seriamente che la grande massa dei dirigenti scolastici abbia fatto un assessment, come previsto dal GDPR. (sennò non vedo come una scuola pubblica o il ministero, che sono pubbliche amministrazioni, possano ritenere che i servizi siano conformi)
Il fatto è che i dirigenti non lo sanno e chiedere loro di cambiare è un po’ come andare a chiedere a un meccanico 50 ani fa di non buttare l’olio esausto nel prato dietro l’officina: è percepito come un vezzo inutile, non richiesto, e non ne capiscono la motivazione.
Comunque credo che sia solo questione di tempo, dopo le pronunce in giro per l’europa circa Google Analytics, ecc. che il tema arrivi anche ai dirigenti delle scuole italiane, su iniziativa di qualche attivista, costringendoli a correre ai ripari in fretta e furia. (magari monitora-pa.it ? (saranno anche rudi e spigolosi, ma non si puo’ dire che non siano determinati, nelle loro campagne))
The small Danish city of Helsingør is not a place usually in national news headlines. Until now, most visitors come here to catch the ferry to nearby Sweden or to visit the castle where Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet was set.
But the news crews arrived with the start of the new school term in August, to capture the chaos caused when local schools banned Google.
Google’s education products—its Chromebook laptops and school software—are deeply embedded in Denmark’s education system. Around half of the country’s schools use Google, and some students in Helsingør get their first Chromebook at the age of 6.
So when Helsingør banned those products on July 14, the result was widespread disruption when schools reopened the following month. Some local children complained they were so unused to pen and paper they couldn’t read their own handwriting.
Denmark’s data protection regulator found that local schools did not really understand what Google was doing with students’ data and as a result blocked around 8,000 students from using the Chromebooks that had become a central part of their daily education.
…But Graugaard was not reassured. This stay-at-home dad—who had never before been involved in any kind of activism—embarked on a three-year campaign to fix what he considered to be a major flaw in the relationship between the Danish public school system and Google. It was his official complaint to Denmark’s data protection regulator, Datatilsynet, in December 2019 that inspired the Google ban in Helsingør.
And his constant efforts to speak to local media and politicians have helped create one of the biggest debates ever to take place in Denmark about how to protect Danish data and have unleashed growing skepticism about the role of American companies in Europe’s public sector.
The Google ban was partly imposed because the data protection regulator discovered Helsingør never carried out a full risk assessment for Google’s school products before using them, as required under Europe’s GDPR privacy law, according to Allan Frank, IT security specialist at Datatilsynet