Data Loss Prevention API Pricing

This page describes the pricing information for the DLP API. Prices are effective March 8, 2017.

The DLP API charges for usage based on the following price sheet. A bill is sent out at the end of each billing cycle, listing previous usage and charges. Prices on this page are listed in US dollars (USD).

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Pricing overview

The DLP API pricing is per GB of data inspected or redacted. The rate you are charged at is determined by the feature used as well as the amount of data inspected or redacted.

When inspecting or redacting content, the aggregate size of items is rounded up to the next 10 KB. For example, if you have two items in your request whose data to inspect or redact sums to 189 KB, it is treated as a 190 KB object for billing purposes.

When inspecting storage, the size of the entire block of data is rounded to the next 10 KB. For example, if you have a bucket with 1.23 MB of data, it is treated as 1.3 MB of data for billing purposes.

Feature Data Inspected, Redacted, or De-identified
<1 GB 1 GB - 1 TB 1 TB - 10 TB >10 TB
Content inspection or redaction Free $10 per GB $5 per GB Contact us
Content de-identification Free $10 per GB $5 per GB Contact us
Storage inspection Free $6 per GB $3 per GB Contact us

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Pricing Example

Suppose you have the following usage of the DLP API:

  • 800,532 items inspected, each of which is 7 KB in size and sent 10 per request
  • 10,000 objects in Cloud Storage inspected, each of which is 180 KB in size.

Then the amount of data is calculated as follows:

  • 800,532 content inspection items, sent across 80,000 requests with 77 KB inspected each, rounded to 80 KB: 6 GB
  • For storage inspection, rounding occurs based on the size of the entire bucket. So, 10,000 objects of 180 KB: 1.8 GB

And your bill for the month is calculated as follows:

  • First GB free, plus 5 GB using content inspection at $10 per GB: $50
  • First GB free, plus 0.8 GB using storage inspection at $6 per GB: $4.80

Total cost: $74.80

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