The extent to which data protection has been decoupled from everyday reality can now be observed in almost every office.
While the Microsoft world dominates everything there and team video conferences have long been the order of the day, the supervisory authorities have considerable data protection concerns about the cloud-based programs.
Even after two years of lively discussion and some adjustments, Microsoft has not managed to meet the high standards of data protection.
The reason for this is not tangible violations, but the uncertainty of what will happen to customer and employee data, because in the increasingly complex digital world, the supervisory authorities can no longer understand which data is flowing where.
The warning from the data protection conference does not come out of the blue, it is based on strict European legal requirements and an almost exaggerated interpretation of these rules by the European Court of Justice.
That's no consolation.
Nobody understands such data protection anymore.