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Google changes to personal accounts do not affect G Suite for Education accounts

last modified Feb 25, 2020 03:46 PM
We've received the following statement from Google confirming that University Google accounts (G Suite for Education) are not affected by the recent changes to personal free Google accounts.

Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under US jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed late on Wednesday 19 February (see the report on Reuters).

However, this will not affect University Google accounts, which are G Suite for Education accounts and thus part of Google Cloud. We have received the following statement from Google confirming this:

"It's important that we clarify with Google Cloud customers that there is no impact on cloud and that the TOS (terms of service) are just for free consumer products. Like many companies, we have to prepare for Brexit. Nothing about our services or our approach to privacy will change, including how we collect or process data, and how we respond to law enforcement demands for users' information. The protections of the UK GDPR will still apply to these users."

Head of UK Policy Communications – Google

Further information

 Data residency, operational transparency, and privacy for European customers on Google Cloud

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