Privacy & Security Center

Google is committed to building products that help protect student and teacher privacy and provide best-in-class security for your institution. You can trust that Google for Education products and services continuously protect users, devices, and data from increasingly complex threats.

Visibility and control

Get more visibility and control over your security

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Breach and data loss prevention

Keep data safer with automated security features like data loss prevention (DPL) and Verified Boot.

Secure-by-design infrastructure

Get multilayered security for your entire IT stack.

Data ownership

You own and control your Customer Data associated with your Google Workspace for Education account.

Real-time alerts and archiving

Vault and alert center enable real-time alerts and archiving so you can take action immediately to protect and preserve data.

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Data security

Protect your school’s data with security built for educational organizations

Built-in protections

Safeguard user data with Gmail encryption and identity and access management.

Strong compliance

Our data protection practices comply with rigorous privacy and security requirements, and they’re audited regularly by third-party organizations.

No ads

There are no ads in Google Workspace for Education Core Services, and core service data is not used for advertising purposes. Also in Additional Services, K-12 (primary and secondary school) students’ personal information is not used for ads targeting.

Data transparency

Schools own their data — it’s our responsibility to keep it secure. Google operates our own secure servers and platform services, and we make it easy for admins to manage data security.

Threat protection

Take an actionable stance against threats with premium features in Google admin console

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Proactive tools

Upgrade to Google Workspace for Education Standard or Google Workspace for Education Plus for capabilities that allow you to respond faster to active threats, protect against future ones, and help you make informed security decisions.

Unified management

Get Chrome Education Upgrade to allow admins access to management tools and dashboards from a single console, making it easier to keep track of devices, usage, and data.

Google Products

Take a deeper look at Google for Education products and security offerings

Google Workspace for Education

Education Fundamentals

  • Alert center

    Provides a complete view into security with notifications, alerts, and actions

  • Identity and access management

    Manage access to tools with two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and password management

  • Data loss protection (DPL)

    Helps prevent the loss or theft of data by allowing you to set your own rules and policies

  • Vault

    Support your unique data retention and eDiscovery requirements by retaining, searching, and exporting data

Teaching and Learning Upgrade

  • Alert center

    Provides a complete view into security with notifications, alerts, and actions

  • Identity and access management

    Manage access to tools with two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and password management

  • Data loss protection (DPL)

    Helps prevent the loss or theft of data by allowing you to set your own rules and policies

  • Vault

    Support your unique data retention and eDiscovery requirements by retaining, searching, and exporting data

Education Standard

  • Alert center

    Provides a complete view into security with notifications, alerts, and actions

  • Identity and access management

    Manage access to tools with two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and password management

  • Data loss protection (DPL)

    Helps prevent the loss or theft of data by allowing you to set your own rules and policies

  • Vault

    Support your unique data retention and eDiscovery requirements by retaining, searching, and exporting data

  • Proactive prevention

    Tighten your security across your domain with security health monitoring and best practices recommendations

  • Advanced detection

    Provides analytics and insights through your security center dashboard to help you address security risks

  • Quick remediation

    Remediate malware, phishing, spam, and other cyberattacks by quickly identifying issues and taking action from a central console

Education Plus

  • Alert center

    Provides a complete view into security with notifications, alerts, and actions

  • Identity and access management

    Manage access to tools with two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and password management

  • Data loss protection (DPL)

    Helps prevent the loss or theft of data by allowing you to set your own rules and policies

  • Vault

    Support your unique data retention and eDiscovery requirements by retaining, searching, and exporting data

  • Proactive prevention

    Tighten your security across your domain with security health monitoring and best practices recommendations

  • Advanced detection

    Provides analytics and insights through your security center dashboard to help you address security risks

  • Quick remediation

    Remediate malware, phishing, spam, and other cyberattacks by quickly identifying issues and taking action from a central console

Chromebooks

Chrome Education Upgrade unlocks your Chromebooks’ device fleet management features to leverage the full capabilities of Chromebooks and Chrome OS. Purchase Chrome Education Upgrade together with your Chromebooks. Here are some of the benefits.

What you get with Chromebook

  • Automatic updates:

    Help ensure your malware protection is always up to date

  • Verified boot:

    Allows Chromebooks to self-check for malware and auto repair if corrupted

  • Security sandbox:

    Helps prevent the spread of viruses by making sure each webpage and application runs in its own walled environment

  • 128-bit data encryption :

    Protects every Chromebook by enabling a unique username and password for each student

  • Chrome sync:

    Allows students to sign in to any Chromebook or Chrome browser to access all their apps, settings, and preferences

What you get with Chrome Education Upgrade

  • Automatic updates:

    Help ensure your malware protection is always up to date

  • Verified boot:

    Allows Chromebooks to self-check for malware and auto repair if corrupted

  • Security sandbox:

    Helps prevent the spread of viruses by making sure each webpage and application runs in its own walled environment

  • 128-bit data encryption:

    Protects every Chromebook by enabling a unique username and password for each student

  • Chrome sync:

    Allows students to sign in to any Chromebook or Chrome browser to access all their apps, settings, and preferences

  • Advanced security:

    Prevent data theft on Chromebooks with advanced security features that let you remotely disable devices, wipe user data upon sign-out, and more

  • 24/7 IT admin support:

    Get the added benefit of Chromes OS troubleshooting assistance with 24/7 admin support. Call Google at any time if an issue comes up at no additional cost.

  • Simplified deployment:

    Provide IT admins access to device policies and fleet oversight capabilities for both school-issued and enrolled student-owned devices — all from the cloud-based Google Admin console

  • Managed access:

    Control who can sign in to Chromebooks, restrict access to certain sites and content, and enable identity-free usage for shared devices

Google Workspace for Education and Chromebooks support compliance with rigorous standards

Discover how Google Cloud supports compliance to complex industry requirements with robust security, third-party audits and certifications, documentation, and legal commitments.

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    FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

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    The Software & Information Industry Association

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    COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998)

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    Student Privacy Pledge introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)

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    ISO/IEC 27018:2014 (Data standards)

app hub

Chromebook App Hub

Find more information about partner apps and data policies to help make better IT decisions for your institution

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Privacy & Security FAQs

Find answers to common questions about how Google protects your privacy and keeps your data safe.