Data covered by data regions

Enterprise data regions is included with Enterprise Plus or in the Data Regions add-on. Fundamental data regions is included with Enterprise Standard, Business Standard, Business Plus, Frontline Edition, and Enterprise Essentials. Data regions for Education is only available for Education customers.

With data regions, you can choose to store your covered data in a specific geographic location (the United States or Europe). Data regions cover data at rest (including backups) and data processing for customer-supplied data in several Google Workspace core services. 

What are covered data and services?

The table below lists the Google Workspace core services and their data types covered by data regions. 

Google Workspace core service Covered data Data covered at rest Data covered during processing
Gmail Subjects, bodies, and attachments
Google Calendar Event titles, descriptions, dates, times, attachments, and locations
Google Chat Messages and attachments
Google Docs, Drawings, Sheets, Slides, Vids Text, embedded images, embedded drawings, and associated user-generated comments
Google Drive

All content uploaded to Drive—including text, embedded images, embedded drawings, and associated user-generated comments
Note: Google Drive stores files in the region designated by the data region policy of the file creator.

Google Meet Meet recordings, including chats (SBV files), in Drive. Other covered data includes attendance reports, polling results, transcripts, and questions.
Google Vault Exports
Google Forms Text, embedded images, responses, and draft responses  
Google Keep Note text and title, images, drawings, and audio recordings  
Google Sites Text, embedded images, embedded site information, and embedded HTML/CSS/Javascript  

What about other services and data types?

At this time, data regions can’t be applied to customer-supplied data or data types not specifically stated above, such as logs or cached content. To learn more about managing services not covered by your data policy, set up advanced settings for data regions.

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