Radboud University: moving Microsoft cloud is illegal, says Prof. Bart Jacobs

2020. Starting next year, everyone on the Radboud University campus will be working ‘in the cloud’ with a Microsoft Office365 account. The intention is to make collaboration and working from home even easier. But according to software security expert Bart Jacobs, the project is in conflict with European regulations after a recent European Court ruling. ‘It is, in fact, illegal.’

Firstly, as a university, you are putting yourself entirely at the mercy of an American software giant. You won’t be able to escape Microsoft, and that puts the university in a bad negotiating position when changes have to be made.

Professor Bart Jacobs of iHub, the interdisciplinary hub for security, privacy, and data governance at Radboud University

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