Google Apps for Education

Privacy and Security

  • There are never any advertisements in GAfE systems, not scanning for ad-related purposes.

  • Google has a security team protecting all of their systems 24/7 and more staff devoted to security than we ever could, they even pay independent consultants to find bugs and security loopholes.

  • Extremely sensitive documents could be encrypted before moving to the cloud.  Zipped files, word, excel and PDFs can all be encrypted and stored in the Halton Cloud.  However these documents can not be opened but only downloaded.

  • Users (and the Halton District School Board) always own their data, not Google.

  • Google has signed a data privacy pledge on January 20, 2015