Data privacy has never been hotter as a topic, in part because the US CLOUD Act came into force, making organizations once again question how their data is managed and who has access to it. In response the Court of Justice of the European Union passed the July 2020 Schrems II judgment, which invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield, meaning companies cannot transfer personal data to the US any longer. Solving this dilemma when most companies use US-based cloud services is challenging but necessary.
Recent years have seen the creation and adoption of completely online university degree programs and free and low-cost e-learning programs, platforms and apps that help people do everything from building a marketing plan to learning a new language. Fueling this growth were investments of almost 19 billion USD in 2019 in the edtech industry, which was projected to increase to 350 billion USD by 2025.