Entertainment to Hesse: Baden-Württemberg also banished Microsoft from schools
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A few months ago, the state of Hesse for, when the toleration of Microsoft teams at Hessian educational institutions should only run until July 31, 2021 and a European alternative should be fully assumed for the new school year. Now the state government in Baden-Württemberg also announced a corresponding offensive and will banish Microsoft 365 from its own schools. That gave the competent Minister Theresa Schopper known from the Greens.
The state government in Stuttgart thus follows a recommendation of the state data protection officer Stefan Brink, whereby the corresponding components of the cloud have to be rewritten. The deceleration for the education platform, which should actually be ready for use in autumn, is estimated at one to one and a half years. Schools that already use Microsoft products may continue to do that until a total solution for the state is ready for use. Following the words of State Secretary Sandra Boser (Greens), components of other providers such as Moodle, Itslearning, Bigbluebutton, Threema and Sesame are not affected and should still be expanded perspective.
At the use of Microsoft products, the ghosts have been divided into Baden-Württemberg. With the decision now announced, the state educational institutions of the federal state should now receive a secure and privacy alternative. The state data protection officer Stefan Brink also announced that, in addition to further advice, especially the data protection competences in schools in the country should be further expanded.
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