France bans free versions of Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace
The French minister of national education and youth has advised schools not to use the free versions of Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace because French public procurement contracts require payment. Paid versions may be allowed if they do not violate data protection rules, including a 2020 French ruling that cloud services that store data in the US are not compliant with GDPR.
Writer: Thomas Claburn
Publication: The Register
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