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[ga] University, Manufacturing Company Ban Google Desktop 3

  • To: essential ecom <ecommerce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] University, Manufacturing Company Ban Google Desktop 3
  • From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 00:17:43 -0800
  • Cc: General Assembly of the DNSO <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "vinton g. cerf" <vint@xxxxxxxxxx>, Greg Abbott <greg.abbott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Organization: INEGroup Spokesman
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Cleveland State University and Johnson Controls, a manufacturing
company, have both banned the use of Google Desktop 3 on their computer
systems.  The software has a new feature, Search Across Computers, that
does what its name suggests while also storing copies of users' files
on Google servers for up to 30 days.  For the University, which is
required to comply with laws like the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and 
Privacy Act (FERPA), the security risk of having data on public servers 
is too great.  Similarly, Johnson Controls handles government contracts 
that include secure, classified information and its own intellectual


Jeffrey A. Williams
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