Gmail End-to-End Encryption Beta Testing Is Now Available to More Users in a Selected Workspace.
- Users of Gmail will be able to access client-side encryption.
- Beta testers can presently access the feature.
- The capability is also supported by Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
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. Emails and attachments on the Web benefit from an additional degree of protection thanks to the company's encryption technology. By allowing consumers to choose the encryption keys and who has access to their data, Google said last year that it will provide client-side encryption software. More customers will now be able to apply to beta-test the feature, the service has stated.
In a blog post, Google said that some users of the Google Workspace Enterprise and Education plans would now be able to access the client-side encryption (CSE) beta version of Gmail on the Web. A beta version of CSE is currently available on Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Meet, and Google Calendar. 2021 saw the addition of the function to Google Drive.
The business claims that through January 20th, 2019, eligible users of Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Education Standard can apply to take part in the beta testing through Google's help centre. When it is fully implemented, users will have the option to enable end-to-end encryption by clicking the padlock button when sending emails.
All data, both in transit and at rest, is encrypted by Google Workspace using the most recent cryptographic standards, according to Google. This means that even while Google encrypts user data as it goes to the business's servers, the firm has access to the data's actual contents. By making sure that only the sender and recipient have access to the encryption keys, CSE reduces customer privacy issues.
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