Schools given Dropbox guidance after Safe Harbour warning

Educators in London boroughs were sent an email by their IT chief who advised them to stop using Dropbox and other cloud products. The instruction was a result of a ruling by Europe’s top court, which declared that a system used to authorise personal data transfers to the US was invalid.

However, the advice now is to not take action. The information Commisioner’s Office said: "There's no new and immediate threat to individuals' personal data that's suddenly arisen that we need to act quickly to prevent.

"Organisations, including schools, are right to be keeping up to date on the law, but we're not advising people to rush to make changes at this stage."

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