Google Cloud helps businesses and consumers be more productive. Our users benefit from the 15+ years Google has spent designing, building, and operating a highly secure infrastructure: security and trust is at the center of every decision we make. That being said, customer and user data is stored with Google, and our customers and users want to know how we respond to requests from governments for access to their data. Like other technology and communication companies, Google receives requests from governments and courts around the world for such data, and this includes Google Cloud. Google understands that this is important and is committed to maintaining trust with both our users and customers by being transparent about how we respond to such requests.
How Google responds to government data requests
The customer is primarily responsible for responding to law enforcement requests relating to the customer's data; however, if Google does receive a government data request regarding a customer account, each request is reviewed using these guidelines:
Respect for the privacy and security of data you store with Google.
Consideration of customer objections.
Read more about Google's practices around government requests for data in our Government Requests for Cloud Customer Data whitepaper.
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