European schools ban Google Chrome browser

The Dutch Ministry of Education has decided to impose restrictions on the use of Chrome OS and

Chrome web browser until August 2023 due to data privacy concerns.


Officials are concerned that Google servicescollect student data and provide it to large ad networks. There are also concerns about violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Educational institutions and schools, which are allwho still want to continue using Google services will be required to take additional recommended steps. In particular, disable services such as automatic website translation and spell checking, which may leak user data. In addition, the geographic location for Google Cloud data storage must be set to Europe, and users cannot change the setting.

Finally, ad personalization should be disabled, YouTube embedding should be used in "enhanced privacy mode", and the Google search engine should be disabled entirely.