Protecting data starts with the world's most advanced security
A proactive approach to protecting data means that security and privacy is built into everything we do. We continually invest in ways to strengthen this security for every business, including our own, and share our technology innovations with the world – making the internet a safer place for everyone.
Build layer-upon-layer of defence
Discover how data safety is built into the core of Google's infastructure
Physical security to protect data integrity
We distribute data across multiple data centers, so that in the event of a fire or disaster, it can be automatically shifted to stable and protected locations. Each of those data centers is monitored and protected 24/7, and access is tightly controlled with measures like biometric identification and laser-based surveillance. View our data center locations.
Custom hardware with security at its core
Security starts in our hardware. We created processes to help ensure the security of our hardware, including vetting the vendors we work with, designing custom chips, and taking measures to identify and authenticate legitimate Google devices. This foundation allows us to deliver security at every level.
Encryption to keep data private and protected
Encryption brings an even higher level of security and privacy to our services. As the data you create moves between your device, Google services, and our data centers, it is protected by security technology like HTTPS and Transport Layer Security. We also encrypt email at rest and in transit by default, and encrypt identity cookies by default.
We do not give Governments "backdoor" access to your data
We respect the privacy of the data you store with Google.