Google Data Loss Prevention: In the era of cyber fraud, the risk of your data being leaked is one of the biggest concerns these days. Google has announced that it is developing a plan to help businesses and teams prevent their data from being leaked. The company is working on data loss prevention (DLP) rules and policies for admins in Google Chat. Currently, the new feature is in the beta stage, so you’ll need to sign up for it if you want to test it.
What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?
These DLP rules will apply to those who regularly share sensitive content with others. This will help prevent confidential information from leaking outside the group. Admins will be given access to a set of rules and settings that can be enabled and even customized to suit their specific needs.
How does Data Loss Prevention (DLP) work?
Once enabled, messages in the group will be scanned for any information that would be sensitive. In addition, each message and image will be scanned before being sent. Google says that links to websites will not be scanned. Google says the DLP rules won’t be limited to Google Chat and can be used for other platforms, including Chrome and Drive. If a user tries to send sensitive information using Google Drive, it will be blocked.
In addition, Google will also notify the admin if there is a violation. If a member tries to share sensitive information, the admin will receive the same report. It is important to note that since the new feature comes as part of a beta update, there may be some bugs.