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Keep pace with evolving regulation

Advanced data residency controls enable customers to proactively apply digital sovereignty best practices and comply with evolving regulatory legislation. With Assured Controls, you can leverage all of the tools that you need to meet your desired compliance and sovereignty posture.

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Control your data location

  • Select the region for your data to be processed (global, EU,  US or multiple) with data regions

  • Apply local data storage to maintain your data in a Google Cloud storage bucket in the  country of your choice 

  • More control over data location, access and encryption

Admin UI for data regions
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Ensure that only authorised parties can access your data

  • Address sovereignty and security without requiring separate cloud instances or custom software.

  • Google's cloud-only architecture and secure-by-design infrastructure can reduce security risks by eliminating dependence on data storage on user devices, desktop client apps and on-premises servers.

Granular controls over data access for administrators

  • Access Management allows administrators to  select the physical location from which Google support teams can access organisational data to take support actions

  • Client-side encryption provides you with complete control over data access, ensuring privacy from Google and third parties/cloud providers.

Data regions UI included in Enterprise plans

Given that PwC is a global network with operations in 158 countries. I am very happy to see Google investing in data regions for Google Workspace and thrilled by how easy and intuitive it will be to set up and manage multi-region policies for our domain.

Rob Tollerton , Director of IT, PwCIL

Top questions about data regions

Will I be able to choose multiple regions for my domain?

Yes. You can choose one region per organisational unit or per group.

How will data regions help me?

Data regions may help satisfy company needs to control the location of data at rest.

Which services and data are covered?

Data regions cover primary data at rest and backups for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Chat, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Vault, Sites, Forms and Keep. They also cover user indices for Gmail and Calendar, and for the US region only, user indices for Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides. More specific coverage can be found here.

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