Taking back the internet and sovereignty in digital education is a heavily contested arena. Google and Microsoft are the dominant market forces, while open source, open content, and digital commons are slowly but steadily building up. In this session, we discuss the topic from three angles. 

First, there’s the battle over legal compliance with the privacy and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We have the Danish case, in which the legal system prohibits Danish schools from continuing to illegitimately hand over personal data to Google Classroom. 

Second, the European Commission has public policies to encourage Member States to create and promote the use of open source, open content, open data solutions, and digital commons, we’ll debate the best ways in education and training.

Third, we present a series of practical experiences of open source and open content at schools.

Together we’ll debate the best ways forward to reclaim sovereignty in the educational sector’s digital realm.