Who can see what I’m printing?

Google Cloud Print jobs are submitted and retrieved over a secure connection (https), and are only available to you and the printer you’re using.

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What information is shared with Google when I use Cloud Print?

You share three types of information with Google when you use Google Cloud Print:

  • Google keeps details about the print job (the job title, the printer you sent it to, printer status) as a record, along with your Google Account ID. This is used to process your print jobs.
  • A copy of each document you send for printing is also kept until the print job is complete. This allows us to make sure your document gets printed. After the job is complete, the document is deleted from our servers.

Our servers also keep logs of the requests made by all Google Cloud Print users. These are routine server logs and do not contain any personal details. You can read more about how Google treats server log data.

Any document you send for printing is kept strictly confidential. Google does not access the documents you print for any purpose other than to improve printing.

How to delete my history from Google Cloud Print
You can view and edit your history through the Google Cloud Print dashboard. You can also manage printers on the dashboard.
How does Google treat my personal information?
Your use of the Google Cloud Print service is covered under the Google Privacy Policy. If you’d like to learn more about Google’s commitment to your privacy and protecting your personal information, please take a look at the resources in our Privacy Center.

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