Google Desktop 3 still causing concern

By Derek Sooman on February 19, 2006, 10:02 AM
IT administrators at a public university and a large manufacturing company claim that Google Desktop's new search-across-computers feature could place sensitive data at risk, and violate federal data-privacy regulations. Both of the organisations have placed a ban on the software.

Any amount of time that data is stored on an outside server is too long for institutions that must comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which provide strict guidelines for protecting student and medical data, respectively, said Michael Holstein, security administrator at Cleveland State University.

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mentaljedi said:
Sounds like a minor error that can easily be fixed. Unfortunatly, it may cause other problems. They may even need to do the whole thing again. Okay, now i'm just panicking...
canadian said:
I hate how google is trying to make new, innovative programs, but people just point out some parts, and twist them into a giant anti-google rant almost.
Nukey said:
Well it is expectant especially when Google bundle extra applications with their software that cause annoyance (toolbars, for example).
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