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Covid-19 Emergency and online education: the instructions of the Data Protection Authority.

The Italian government with its Legislative decree of 8 March 2020, suspended all educational activities from kindergartens to universities for children/students and their teachers. In the same decree a provision for teaching methods at a distance was activated. As a result of the same, the Italian Data Protection Authority in answer to the questions/reports received from the schools’ DPO, teachers and families, regarding the processing a preliminary guide on how schools and universities should use such tools, guaranteeing the protection of the personal data of the students, their families and their teachers.