Google: UC-Davis Rejects Gmail After Test; Cites Privacy Issues

University of California-Davis officials have opted not to to adopt Google (GOOG) Gmail as the official e-mail program for the school, Information Week reports, over concerns about the company’s ability to keep correspondence private.

The story says that in a letter to staff last week, UC-Davis CIO Peter Siegel, Academic Senate IT chair Niels Jensen and Campus Council IT chair Joe Kiskis said they decided to end a pilot program using Gmail, as many faculty “expressed concerns that our campus’s commitment to protecting the privacy of their communications is not demonstrated by Google and that the appropriate safeguards are neither in place at this time nor planned for in the near future.”

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