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Data retention and eDiscovery for Google Workspace.

Keep track of what matters. Retain, search, and export your organization’s data from select apps with Vault for Google Workspace Business and Enterprise editions.

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Protect your data and stay covered

Get a handle on things. Set retention rules and holds on data from certain Google Workspace apps for an entire domain or specific organizational units.

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Find what you’re looking for now, export it whenever

Retrieve valuable information, even from suspended accounts. It’s a smart way to gather what your legal team needs and prevent data loss from employee turnover.

Make sure the important details are safely preserved

Give your legal team what they need to stay prepared. Vault allows you to preserve your users’ data from specific Google Workspace apps with holds.

Export to standard formats easily

All content retrieved through search can be exported to standard formats for additional review, including results for any licensed account.

Audit reports to keep track of activity

Track user activity within Vault. Robust audit trails let you see searches, content views, exports, and more.

Top questions about Vault

What is eDiscovery?

Electronic discovery, or eDiscovery, is the process of seeking and finding information in electronic format. It is typically done in response to legal matters and investigations.

What happens to data in deleted accounts?

If you delete a user, all data associated with the user's account will be removed from Google. As a best practice, Google recommends suspending user accounts instead of deleting them.

How do I purchase Vault for my Google Workspace plan?

Vault is included with Google Workspace Business and Enterprise editions, at no additional cost to you.

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