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    Any ideas whether they do the same with docs stored in Google drive? We don't issue external email addresses to pupils (we keep it within our VLE as they're infant age), but I am looking at using Google docs for storing kids' work and also potentially for non-confidential staff documents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmak View Post
    Any ideas whether they do the same with docs stored in Google drive? We don't issue external email addresses to pupils (we keep it within our VLE as they're infant age), but I am looking at using Google docs for storing kids' work and also potentially for non-confidential staff documents.
    As far as I can determine, Google say they do not scan content created with Google Docs.

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    Google no longer mining student Gmail accounts for targeted ads « Engadget

    According to the WSJ, Google has stopped scanning the 30 million accounts that are registered under its free-of-charge Google Apps for Education program. These users -- including students, teachers and administrators -- were never actually shown ads, but their personal information was still collected so that Google could make use of it for targeted advertising elsewhere on the web. The decision to stop collecting this data could well have something to do with a lawsuit started in California last year, in which students claimed Google's monitoring violated wiretap laws. Even if the search giant isn't too worried about that specific case, it may well fear the bad PR that has started to stem from it.

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