Your security comes first in everything we do.
If your data is not secure, it is not private. That is why we make sure that Google services like Search, Maps, and YouTube are protected by one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures.
Encryption keeps your data private while in transit
Encryption brings a higher level of security and privacy to our services. When you do things like send an email, share a video, visit a website, or store your photos, the data you create moves between your device, Google services, and our data centers. We protect this data with multiple layers of security, including leading encryption technology like HTTPS and Transport Layer Security.
Our cloud infrastructure protects your data 24/7
From custom-designed data centers to undersea fiber cables that transfer data between continents, Google operates one of the world’s most secure and reliable cloud infrastructures. And it is continuously monitored to protect your data and make it available when you need it. In fact, we distribute data across multiple data centers, so that in the event of a fire or disaster, it can be automatically and seamlessly shifted to stable and secure locations.
Threat detection helps protect our services
We continuously monitor our services and underlying infrastructure to protect them from threats, including spam, malware, viruses, and other forms of malicious code.
We do not give governments direct access to your data
We never give “backdoor” access to your data or our servers that store your data, period. That means no government entity, U.S. or otherwise, has direct access to our users’ information. There are times when we receive requests for user data from law enforcement agencies. Our legal team reviews these requests and pushes back when a request is overly broad or does not follow the correct process. We have worked hard to be open about these data requests in our Transparency Report.