Norway ends nine-month ban on Google Apps use
After nine months of deliberations and some changes on Google’s side, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority lifted a ban on the use of Google Apps by municipalities. However, the decision does not give city authorities carte blanche to use all cloud services, according to the Norwegian Data Protection Commissioner.
The use of Google Apps was banned in January by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, which is known to keep a short leash on use of technology from U.S. IT companies, because the cloud application was violating Norwegian privacy law.