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A user-friendly, high-security service for teachers that complies with GDPR requirements

The Cloud - Unprecedented Possibilities & Questions

The use of cloud-based applications opens up unprecedented possibilities for the world of education: offering teachers the best of technology, exploring new learning methodologies, working in teams, taking courses remotely and preparing for the world of work of tomorrow.
But the Cloud also implies changes that affect the protection of personal data and information systems. It raises questions about the quality of services, security, reliability, confidentiality, etc. These questions are not only legitimate, they are critical to ensure the right choice and sustainability of services offered to schools.
The Cloud where to legally store your personal data!

With eduFiles, the CGIE responds to the needs expressed by teachers, in particular where to store personal data such as students' personal data sheets, personal files, grades, certificates, etc., or other administrative data related to their teaching task.

Discover eduFiles, learn where to store and where not to store personal data and understand why the Microsoft 365 platform is reserved exclusively for the storage of non-personal educational resources.

eduFiles - The secure cloud for education

High security file storage - Hosting in Luxembourg

eduFiles is a high security Cloud file system, developed within the Centre de gestion informatique de l'éducation (CGIE) based on the open source software "Nextcloud" and "ONLYOFFICE" and hosted in a Datacenter in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

eduFiles is a professional and secure alternative to Microsoft 365 for storing and sharing sensitive files.

Up to 50 GB of storage space

The eduFiles platform provides its users with a secure online storage space to store and share internally documents and downloadable resources from a desktop or mobile device. Each user has a storage space of up to 50GB unless specifically set up locally.

Strong or multi-factor authentication

The eduFiles platform is accessible via two secure authentication modes: access via a Luxtrust product or eduKey multi-factor access. As a result, this service facilitates the secure storage and sharing of personal data between National Education agents. It meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Microsoft 365 - A collaborative work environment for educational purposes!

Learn here why the Microsoft 365 platform is not suitable for storing and sharing sensitive or personal data. The following is true not only for Microsoft but also for Google and Apple cloud solutions.

Data stored in the European Union

In Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), data is stored in data centers based in the European Union, specifically located in Dublin and Amsterdam. The use of Microsoft 365 applications is therefore generally not a data protection issue and complies with the RGPD, as long as users do not store personal data in Microsoft's European Cloud.

Inadmissible to store personal data

Teachers, as public officials, and schools as public institutions are not allowed to store personal data (of children or otherwise) in a cloud hosted even in Europe, possibly allowing potential access by US authorities. These users have a particular responsibility regarding the admissibility and traceability of personal data processing.

A collaborative platform for educational use only

For the past few years, the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth has been promoting the use of the Microsoft 365 platform as a collaborative work environment for educational purposes. Microsoft 365 can be used by teachers and schools, in compliance with data protection, in the European cloud, as long as users do not store personal data.

eduFiles for Teachers

Frequently asked questions

If you are a teacher and would like to know more about eduFiles, then please feel free to browse through our frequently asked questions which provide answers to many of the questions teachers have.

eduFiles for administration

Frequently asked questions

If you are a member of a national education administration and would like to know more about eduFiles, please feel free to browse through our frequently asked questions, which provide answers to many of the questions asked by administrative staff.