With two daughters at school, @alcinnz, you might know how I feel these days.

The worst issue is that many have been trained through webinars: people absorb them as while it's just .

Yet there is hope: I'm slowly spreading .

@Shamar Yeah, I feel disgusted everytime I'm driven past my old high school ("college") & I see their proud "Microsoft Showcase School" banners...

@Shamar @alcinnz exactly... My school provided us with a Google account. We have to use Google Meet everyday, with the provided account because, as my professors say, the school uses it to check user participation.

Ita: ogni giorno usiamo google meet. Dicono che dobbiamo usare l'account scolastico google perché le presenze devono essere tracciabili

@ranfdev @Shamar @alcinnz did you have to accept Google's Terms and Conditions to participate? (i.e. click "I ACCEPT" some where?) I wonder what they would've done if you'd refused to accept the Google Ts&Cs...

@ranfdev @Shamar @alcinnz If someone there accepted the terms on your behalf, they've probably violated the terms in doing so.

@lightweight @ranfdev @Shamar @alcinnz

I can reply on this concerning my university: mail accounts migrated from self-hosting to GMail without the agreement by students, I just got my inbox turned into a GMail inbox

@alexl @ranfdev @Shamar @alcinnz and it almost certainly is both against the Google terms... and invalidates them.

@alexl I'm not a lawyer, but to me that sounds like a very strong case of GDPR violation. If your university gave the full details of students' detailed contacts with lecturers and each other, including private correspondence, to a private corporation, and in doing so, exported it outside of the EU, then the GDPR fine should be huge.

Maybe @LaQuadrature could give you suggestions of what would be most practical to do?

cc: @lightweight @ranfdev @Shamar @alcinnz


Thank you, I will definetely look into this

@ranfdev @Shamar @alcinnz

If you're in the EU, then that's very likely illegal. You should officially inform your professors that they're violating the #GDPR by forcing you to transmit your private data (IP number, name, student ID number, school name) for unnecessary reasons outside of the EU:

Your school could have to pay millions of euros in fines.

"But the pupils/their parents already signed a GDPR declaration on paper" does not make the privacy violation legal.

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