Google makes office software for businesses under the name Workspace, formerly G Suite. There are all kinds of “risks and ambiguities” associated with this in terms of privacy, the AP warned.
For example, the question is what kind of data is processed, whether this is done lawfully and who is responsible for it. The problems must be resolved before the ministry can move forward, the advice said. This has to be done according to the GDPR privacy legislation.
Outgoing minister Ferd Grapperhaus says he is following the advice of the AP and is in talks with Google. The company has promised to work on solutions, so the ministry will continue to investigate whether the services can be used. The minister hopes to have an agreement with Google at the beginning of August.