Google Workspace Gets Client-Side Encryption


Google’s collaboration and productivity solution was already encrypting data, both when at rest and in transit, but the new feature is meant to provide additional control and ease of mind over the security of data.

In addition to increasing the confidentiality of data, the feature also helps customers meet sovereignty and compliance requirements, as it also offers control over the identity service used to access the encryption keys.

“With Client-side encryption, customer data is indecipherable to Google, while users can continue to take advantage of Google’s native web-based collaboration, access content on mobile devices, and share encrypted files externally,” the Internet giant notes.