Google Cloud Security and Compliance

How Google protects your data

Data Usage

Our philosophy

Google Workspace customers own their data, not Google. The data that Google Workspace organizations and users put into our systems is theirs, and we do not scan it for advertisements nor sell it to third parties. We offer our customers a detailed data processing amendment that describes our commitment to protecting customer data. Furthermore, if customers delete their data, we commit to deleting it from our systems within 180 days. Finally, we provide tools that make it easy for customer administrators to take their data with them if they choose to stop using our services, without penalty or additional cost imposed by Google.

No advertising in Google Workspace

There is no advertising in the Google Workspace Core Services, and we have no plans to change this in the future. Google does not collect, scan or use data in Google Workspace Core Services for advertising purposes. Customer administrators can restrict access to Non-Core Services from the Google Workspace Admin console. Google indexes customer data to provide beneficial services, such as spam filtering, virus detection, spellcheck and the ability to search for emails and files within an individual account.

This whitepaper applies to the following Google Workspace products:

Google Workspace, G Suite for Education, G Suite for Government, Google Workspace for Nonprofit, Drive, and G Suite Business

Download full whitepaper (PDF).