Google Introduces End-to-End Encryption for Gmail
Monday December 19, 2022. 11:40 PM , from Slashdot
Google Workspace is rolling out a new security update on Gmail, adding end-to-end encryption that aims to provide an added layer of security when sending emails and attachments on the web. From a report: The update is still in the beta stages, but eligible Workspace customers with Enterprise Plus, Education Standard, and Education Plus accounts can fill out an application to test the program through Google's support center. Once the encryption update has been completed, Gmail Workspace customers will find that any sensitive information or data delivered cannot be decrypted by Google's servers.
According to the support center, the application window will be open until January 20, 2023, and once users have accessed the feature, they will be able to choose to turn on the additional encryption by selecting the padlock button when drafting their email. But once activated, some features will be disabled, including emojis, signatures, and Smart Compose. The encryption feature will be monitored and managed by users' administrators and comes after Google started working to add more encryption features to Gmail. The report notes that client-side encryption, or CSE, 'is already available for Google Drive, including in apps like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It's also in Google Meet, and is in the beta stage for Google Calendar.'
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