Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks


What is true for Microsoft is also true for the Google and Apple cloud solutions. The cloud solutions of these providers have so far not been transparent and comprehensibly set out. Therefore, it is also true that for schools the privacy-compliant use is currently not possible.

— Hessian commissioner of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

This is interesting, as my employer has just invested a whole year and a bunch of cash moving us onto O365, primarily because of Germany and the complicated set of rules surrounding privacy. As an educational institution, I wonder if this will affect our architectural decisions … 🤔