Google Drive Security Guide


The following information outlines the steps necessary to store sensitive data in Google Drive securely. Google Drive has two areas for storing and sharing data. The first is My Drive, which is a personal drive you can use to store files. You may also share files stored in My Drive via a link or by giving a person or group direct access. The second storage area is a Shared Drive. You can create a Shared Drive for a project and add other users to it.



The University of Pittsburgh does not currently have a Business Associates Agreement with Google Drive to dictate how Google will handle Pitt data. For this reason, HIPAA data (Protected Health Information) must not be stored in Google Drive.

It is your responsibility to manage access to your Google Drive account.

Navigate to Google Drive
Share Folders in My Drive
Shared Drives
Manage Access to Shared Drives



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