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Can Google Cloud access data stored in Google Storage when using Google-managed encryption keys?

  • 5 August 2022
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The Google Cloud documentation is not clear on this. We’ve been trying to understand if Google Cloud can access data stored in Google Storage when using Google-managed encryption keys.

If yes, is there a way to restrict such access?

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Best answer by malamin 6 August 2022, 02:16

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Hi @benedikt ,

Thank you for the question.

The simple answer is Google does not own the files that users upload to storage.

Google utilises many layers of encryption to safeguard client data at rest in Google Cloud products.
Google Cloud encrypts all client material kept at rest using one or more encryption techniques without requiring any action from the customer.

Google Cloud Storage built-in security features such as encryption in transit and at rest and a variety of encryption key management options, including Google-managed, customer-supplied, customer-managed, and hardware encryption keys.

Also, Google customer can mange their data using customer manage encryption key: You check the following url for further details.

I hope your confusion will be clear.

Thank you @malamin for the information, really helpful. I was also looking for further information around how Google employees and subcontractors can access data and found more information in the Data Processing and Security Terms

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You’re welcome @benedikt. Thank you for the Data Processing and Security Terms .

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