“Gentili genitori – scrive la Scuola primaria – le video lezioni via Zoom saranno sospese immediatamente per problami di privacy e riprenderanno il prima possibile”. Accadeva tre settimane fa, dopo un paio di collegamenti effettuati con le maestre.

Poi il silenzio, fino a ieri quando viene comunicata la nuova piattaforma “rispettosa della privacy”: Meet, della suite Google. Per curiosità sono andato a vedere la policy sul trattamento dati e ho selezionato alcuni paragrafi che spiegano:

When creating this account, the school may provide Google with certain personal information about its students and educators, which includes a user’s name, email address, and password in most cases, but could also include secondary email, phone, and address if the school chooses to provide that information. Google may also collect personal information directly from users of G Suite for Education accounts, such as telephone number, profile photo or other information they add to a G Suite for Education account.

Google also collects information based on the use of our services. This includes:

  • device information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number of the user;
  • log information, including details of how a user used our service, device event information, and the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address;
  • location information, as determined by various technologies including IP address, GPS, and other sensors;
  • unique application numbers, such as application version number; and
  • cookies or similar technologies which are used to collect and store information about a browser or device, such as preferred language and other settings.

G Suite for Education users may have access to other Google services that we make generally available for consumers, such as Google Maps, Blogger, and YouTube. We call these “Additional Services” since they are outside of the Core Services.

We use this information to offer users tailored content, such as more relevant search results. We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Google services.

Google may serve ads to G Suite for Education users in the Additional Services.

A school may allow students to access Google services such as Google Docs and Sites, which include features where users can share information with others or publicly. When users share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google.

Information we collect may be shared outside of Google in limited circumstances. We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Google unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With user consent. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google when we have user consent or parents’ consent (as applicable).
  • With G Suite for Education administrators. G Suite for Education administrators have access to information stored in the Google Accounts of users in that school or domain.
  • For external processing. We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us

Depending on the settings enabled by the school, users can use the various controls to manage their privacy and information.

E il problema era Zoom?