Despite its ease of use and cheapness, schools should not allow access to kids’ private data by a corporation that does not follow the law
Voices have been rising since at least 2014 about the privacy concerns arising from the overwhelming adoption of Google for Education in US and Canadian schools. The New York Times explains how Google went about convincing universities, then schools, to abandon their clunky or absent work suites for its own.
Lawsuits galore against Google for privacy infringement in the US and Europe :
There are tens, maybe hundreds of pending lawsuits and complaints against Google’ s privacy and data collection practices in 2021 if those outside the US are added. Here are articles about a small sampling of them:
2017: Mississipi AG against Google for Education: K-12 data was used to build advertising profiles