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Google Stops Mining Education Accounts


Google has stopped scanning student and teacher messages and use of data from Apps for Education for advertising purposes. The move comes after a court case last year that claimed the scanning Google Apps for Edu accounts infringed on user privacy rights.

Google now indicates that all scanning of Gmail and any collection and of data from Apps for Education will come to an end. While ads were not included in education apps, Google still scanned accounts for data to be used later in other areas.

Google’s email and app scanning is done by robots. None of the raw data is ever seen by Google personnel.

See the full story on this in the Wall Street Journal Blog.