The Swedish Data Inspection Board has for a second time disallowed an agreement that a local municipality wants to sign with Google regarding the use of its hosted Apps package.
The agreement does not comply with the rules in Sweden’s Personal Data Act, and therefore it either has to be amended or the Salem municipality has to stop using Google Apps, the board said on Monday.
The Personal Data Act turns 15 this year and aims to prevent privacy violations when personal data is processed. Salem’s deal with Google gave the company too much leeway to process personal data for its own purposes. Also, wasn’t clear what happens to the stored personal data when the contract ends, the board said.