Client-side encryption in Gmail for the web is now more accessible to customers thanks to Google. Up until January 20th, 2023, customers of Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Education Standard are able to apply for the beta. Emails and attachments on the Web benefit from an additional degree of protection thanks to the company’s encryption technology.
More users of Google Workspace’s email messaging service, Gmail, will be able to access the beta version of the company’s end-to-end encryption function. More customers will now be able to apply to beta-test the Client-side encryption in Gmail.
Sensitive information in the email body and attachments are rendered unreadable by Google servers thanks to client-side encryption in Gmail. Customers maintain ownership of both the identity service used to access encryption keys.
All data that is at rest and in transit between our facilities is already encrypted by Google Workspace using the most recent cryptographic standards. Client-side encryption supports a variety of data sovereignty and compliance requirements while enhancing the secrecy of your data.
For Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Google Meet, and Google Calendar, client-side encryption is already available (beta).
Customers of Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Education Standard will have access to client-side encryption in Gmail. Customers of legacy G Suite Basic and Business, as well as those with personal Google Accounts, won’t be able to utilise it. Neither will users of Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits.
Customers that are eligible for Workspace can apply for the beta after completing a few account preparation requirements.
At the domain, OU, and group levels (Admin console > Security > Access and data control > Client-side encryption), this Client-side encryption in Gmail can be turned on. It is disabled by default. To find out more about client-side encryption, go to the Help Center.
Click the lock icon, choose extra encryption, then compose your message and add attachments, as usual, to add client-side encryption to any message.
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