If you work in a company that uses the paid version of Google’s G Suite and the products it provides, such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc., you should be very careful.
This is because the company has full access to everything you do on these platforms, including even your draft emails(!). At least, this claims the former employee at Google, Martin Shelton, in his lengthy blog post, in which he analyzes all the ways the company can manage your data.
According to Martin, Google itself can access all your files and deliver them to the government if they are requested and, depending on the version of the G Suite used by each company, your managers can monitor your actions within the tool.
”The administrator has access to all files stored in your account, mail included”,
while he may know all of the files you have opened, but Martin Shelton’s information about your draft is something so far unknown and something that should make you extra cautious in how you use a corporate platform.
They’re watching us.