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Frequently Asked Questions

Google Drive is generally secure, as it uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for data while it is in transit, meaning data sent between your device and their servers, or between their data centers, is protected. Moreover, it uses 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) keys for data at rest. However, like with any online service, it’s also up to the user to use strong, unique passwords and two-step verification to increase their Google Drive security.

Yes, Google Drive is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Google has made clear commitments to its users about the privacy and security of their data, which include GDPR compliance. However, it is also the responsibility of individual users or businesses to ensure that how they use Google Drive and the data they store there comply with the regulations.

Google Drive employs several techniques to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive files, including authentication, encryption, access control, and more. It’s important to note, however, that while Google Drive has many security measures in place, it’s also crucial for users to practice good security habits, such as regularly changing passwords, not sharing passwords with others, and being careful about who they share their files with. Additionally, Google also recommends keeping your account recovery options up to date.

Yes, Google Drive is HIPAA compliant; however, it’s important to note that compliance depends not only on the technology but also on how it’s used. This means that in order for Google Drive to truly be HIPAA compliant, it must be used in a manner that satisfies all of the HIPAA rules. Also, Google offers a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to paid Google Workspace customers, which is a requirement for HIPAA compliance.

Kiteworks enhances the security of Google Drive by providing additional layers of protection. Specifically, Kiteworks provides advanced access controls and permission settings, allowing organizations to define granular access levels for shared files. This ensures that only authorized individuals can view, edit, or download files stored in Google Drive, reducing the risk of unauthorized access. Additionally, Kiteworks enforces encryption measures for data at rest and in transit, providing an extra layer of protection for shared files. Kiteworks also provides a built-in audit log so all activities related to the data stored on Google Drive are tracked and recorded. This can be useful for identifying any suspicious activities and taking appropriate action. In total, Kiteworks empowers organizations to confidently share Google Drive files with external parties, promoting secure collaboration while maintaining control over sensitive data.


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