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Cloud Data Loss Prevention

Fully managed service designed to help you discover, classify, and protect your most sensitive data.
  • Take charge of your data on or off cloud
  • Gain visibility into sensitive data risk across your entire organization

  • Reduce data risk with obfuscation and de-identification methods like masking and tokenization

  • Seamlessly inspect and transform structured and unstructured data


Gain visibility into the data you store and process

Create dashboards and audit reports. Automate tagging, remediation, or policy based on findings. Connect DLP results into Security Command Center, Data Catalog, or export to your own SIEM or governance tool.

Configure data inspection and monitoring with ease

Enable DLP across your entire BigQuery footprint to automatically discover, inspect, and classify your data. DLP runs continuously, picking up new data tables as they are added, so you can focus on analysis.

Reduce risk to unlock more data for your business

Protection of sensitive data, like personally identifiable information (PII), is critical to your business. Deploy de-identification in migrations, data workloads, and real-time data collection and processing.

Key features

Key features

Automated sensitive data discovery for your data warehouse

Discover sensitive data by profiling every BigQuery table and column across your entire organization, select organization folders, or individual projects. Configure directly in the Cloud Console UI and let DLP handle the rest. Use table and column profiles to inform your security and privacy posture.

Use Cloud DLP from virtually anywhere, on or off Cloud

With over 150 built-in infoTypes, Cloud DLP gives you the power to scan, discover, classify, and report on data from virtually anywhere. Cloud DLP has built-in support for scanning and classifying sensitive data in Cloud Storage, BigQuery, and Datastore, and a streaming content API to enable support for additional data sources, custom workloads, and applications.

Automatically mask your data to safely unlock more of the cloud

Cloud DLP provides tools to classify, mask, tokenize, and transform sensitive elements to help you better manage the data that you collect, store, or use for business or analytics. With support for structured and unstructured data, Cloud DLP can help you preserve the utility of your data for joining, analytics, and AI while protecting the raw sensitive identifiers.

Measure re-identification risk in structured data

Enhance your understanding of data privacy risk. Quasi-identifiers are partially identifying elements or combinations of data that may link to a single person or a very small group. Cloud DLP allows you to measure statistical properties such as k-anonymity and l-diversity, expanding your ability to understand and protect data privacy.

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Schedule a Cloud DLP inspection scan

Learn how to: enable DLP in a project, create a job trigger to scan a public dataset, choose input data to customize your scan, and configure detection parameters.

Inspect sensitive text by using the DLP API

Learn how to scan a sample string for sensitive information by sending an HTTP request to the Cloud Data Loss Prevention API (DLP API).

Profile data in a single project

Configure data discovery to determine where sensitive and high-risk data reside in your project.

De-identify sensitive data stored in Cloud Storage

Create a de-identified copy of data that is stored in a Cloud Storage bucket.

APIs & Libraries
Cloud DLP Client Libraries

Learn how to get started with the Cloud Client Libraries for the Cloud Data Loss Prevention API.

De-identification of PII in large-scale data using Cloud DLP

Learn how to use Cloud DLP to create an automated transformation pipeline to de-identify sensitive data like personally identifiable information (PII).

Automating the classification of data in Cloud Storage

Learn how to implement an automated data quarantine and classification system using Cloud Storage, Cloud Data Loss Prevention, and other Google Cloud products.

Using a Cloud DLP proxy to query a database

This concept architecture uses a proxy that parses, inspects, and then either logs the findings or de-identifies the results by using Cloud DLP.

Use cases

Use cases

Use case
Automatically discover sensitive data

Understand and manage your data risk across your organization automatically with Cloud DLP (available now for BigQuery). Continuous visibility into your data can help you make more informed decisions, manage and reduce your data risk, and help stay in compliance. Data profiling can be configured easily in the Cloud Console with no jobs or overhead to manage, letting you focus on the outcomes and your business.

Automatic Profiling
Use case
Classify data across your enterprise

Cloud DLP can help classify your data on or off cloud giving you the insights you need to ensure proper governance, control, and compliance. Save detailed findings to BigQuery for analysis or publish summary findings to other services like Data Catalog, Security Command Center, Cloud Monitoring, and Pub/Sub. Audit and monitor your data in Cloud Console or build custom reports and dashboards using Looker Studio or your tool of choice.

On left is a rectangle labeled Data Sources with stacked icons for BigQuery, Cloud Storage, and Datastore. Arrow points right at rectangle labeled Cloud Data Loss Prevention with a Cloud DLP icon and 1. Set up a job or job trigger. Cloud DLP creates and runs a scan whenever you tell it to inspect your data. 2. Scan for sensitive data. Cloud DLP inspects for sensitive data elements like personally identifiable information (PII), credentials, and secrets. 3. Choose actions. Once the job is complete, Cloud DLP actions can give you rich, detailed findings or publish summary details to other systems.  From that rectangle, flow continues right splitting into upper box labeled Save Findings, with BigQuery and DLP icons and lower box labeled Publish Findings with icons for Security Command Center, Data Catalog, Cloud Monitoring, Email, and Pub/Sub
Use case
Protect sensitive data as you migrate to the cloud

Unblock more workloads as you migrate to the cloud. Cloud DLP enables you to inspect and classify your sensitive data in structured and unstructured workloads. De-identification techniques like tokenization (pseudonymization) let you preserve the utility of your data for joining or analytics while reducing the risk of handling the data by obfuscating the raw sensitive identifiers.

Large gray Google Cloud rectangle comprises 3 yellow boxes. Top box on left is labeled 'Data de-identification' and contains Cloud Storage, which flows to Dataflow. Dataflow flows to lower yellow box labeled 'Configuration (DLP template and key) management.' On left is a Security admins box, and arrows flow right into Cloud DLP, into which Dataflow points, and Cloud KMS. To the right is the 3rd yellow box, labeled 'Data validation and re-identification,' containing BigQuery, Other data storage, Pub/Sub, Security analysts, Dataflow, and Subscriber client. Arrows indicate flow between these.

All features

All features

Automatic discovery, inspection, and classification Automatic DLP can be configured directly in the Cloud Console and runs continuously for you.
Flexible classification 150+ pre-defined detectors with a focus on quality, speed, and scale. Detectors are improving and expanding all the time.
Simple and powerful redaction De-identify your data: redact, mask, tokenize, and transform text and images to help ensure data privacy.
Serverless Cloud DLP is ready to go, no need to manage hardware, VMs, or scale. Just send a little or a lot of data and Cloud DLP scales for you.
Detailed findings with on-demand inspection Classification results can be sent directly into BigQuery for detailed analysis or export into other systems. Custom reports can easily be generated in Looker Studio.
Secure data handling Cloud DLP handles your data securely and undergoes several independent third-party audits to test for data safety, privacy, and security.
Pay-as-you-go pricing Cloud DLP is charged based on the amount of data processed, not based on a subscription service or device. This customer-friendly pricing allows you to pay as you go and not in advance of demand.
Easy workload integration Efficiently deploy Cloud DLP with reusable templates, monitor your data with periodic scans, and integrate into serverless architecture with Pub/Sub notifications.
Custom rules Add your own custom types, adjust detection thresholds, and create detection rules to fit your needs and reduce noise.



Pricing for Cloud DLP is based on total bytes processed with rate schedules based on total volume. You can try DLP for free using the monthly free tier.