Google privacy changes

Google Apps at UD unaffected by privacy policy changes


3:30 p.m., March 2, 2012--On March 1, made changes to its privacy policies that have been widely discussed in the international news media. 

According to University of Delaware Information Technologies, those changes do not affect UD student, faculty and staff accounts within Google Apps for Education.

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“While you’re using Google Apps at UD, information about your account and how you use it will not be shared outside of the domain,” said Pat Sine, director of IT Client Support and Services. “It won’t be aggregated or mingled with any Google data.”

“When we signed the contract for Google Apps at UD, we made sure that the contract is in compliance with our responsibilities under FERPA, HIPAA and other federal and state laws,” she added.

To allay concern about the effect of the new privacy policy on existing Goople Apps for Education contracts, Google’s vice president of enterprise, Amit Singh, issued a statement saying that, "The new privacy policy does not change our contractual agreements.”

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