March 27, 2008
Google E-Mail Service Inspires Fears of U.S. Spying Among Canadian Faculty Members
Like many institutions, Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has outsourced its e-mail service to Google via Google Apps Education Edition. But unlike such moves at other universities, this one has generated a strong backlash from the faculty.
This week an arbitrator has convened a hearing to consider a grievance the faculty association filed against the university because professors fear that e-mail outsourced to a U.S.-based company will be monitored by U.S. intelligence