Microsoft is talking to German regulators about not banning Microsoft365 in schools. Microsoft's existing services continue to violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after a two-year overhaul, according to a new report by Datenschutzkonferenz, a German regulator.
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IT House has learned that Datenschutzkonferenz believes there are two main issues with Microsoft365. The first is a breach of cloud data sovereignty and the second is related to the Youth Data Consent policy. Datenschutzkonferenz reports that Microsoft automatically "obtains unencrypted and undisguised data" when children visit Microsoft365.
Microsoft disagreed with the German regulator, saying in a statement: "Our Microsoft365 is not only fully compliant with, but more stringent than EU data protection laws. Our customers in Germany and throughout the EU can continue to use Microsoft365 products without hesitation and in a legal and safe manner."