New Google school closures include the closing of a local elementary school, a local high school, and a remote community college.
According to a blog post, these closures are the result of the company’s efforts to address security concerns and improve customer experience.
The school closures were announced in a letter from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who wrote that the company was working with the US Department of Education to address privacy concerns in its online education offerings. “
To that end, we’re also removing Google’s remote school network from the Google Schools portal, which is intended to give parents a direct link to their child’s school and to their local public schools.”
The school closures were announced in a letter from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who wrote that the company was working with the US Department of Education to address privacy concerns in its online education offerings.
“We’ve received reports that certain Google Schools users have been sharing personal information, including sensitive school records and financial information, with third parties outside of the schools,” Pichay wrote.
“While we’ve been working on improving our privacy practices for many years, this is the first time we’ve experienced a privacy breach affecting Google Schools in the context of a data breach.”
He added that the school closures will not impact the Google Education apps, which will continue to be available to millions of users.
“The Google Education platform will remain available to users and teachers in all countries, and we are committed to continuing to protect the privacy of students, teachers, and their communities.”