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4/25/12
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Are files stored on Google Drive Encrypted?

Are files stored on Google Drive Encrypted? How about during transmission to and from Google Drive.?
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wholeeo
4/25/12
wholeeo
Hi there,

All communications between any of your devices and Google's servers will go through HTTPS, hope this helps answer your question.

Cheers,
Julio
sam1am
4/25/12
sam1am
So to answer your first question, no. They are not stored encrypted. They are only transferred encrypted. 
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4/25/12
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Nice move. You COMPLETELY ignored his first part of the question.

He also asked if the files are being STORED in an encrypted manner. Not just about how secure is the TRANSFER (HTTPS).

Your answer is misleading. I'm not sure if you're doing this maliciously or simply lack the knowledge.
Either-way, this is the first comment I read which was written by a Google employee - and it simply makes me feel VERY disappointed at upset.
Teresa - Docs & Drive Community Manager
4/27/12
Teresa - Docs & Drive Community Manager
Hey jevanack,

That's a valid question. Google Drive does not currently encrypt files on the server. Our team and our company take the security and privacy of our users very seriously. For example, we support 2-factor authentication, and as Julio mentioned, all transmissions to and from your device using HTTPS and TLS. However, you can encrypt a file (or all your files) before you add it to Google Drive, and Drive will sync any file (whether it's encrypted or not) to all your devices. 

Hope that clarifies,

Teresa
Tyler_Golden
5/3/12
Tyler_Golden
I hope this is something Google will change.  Our company was looking forward to this service, but we won't be using it unless files are stored with encryption.
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8/15/13
Google user
It's now possible to encrypt files on Google Drive! Innovode's Armor integrates with the Google Drive UI so you can encrypt and decrypt files through Google Drive itself. It's also possible to edit Armored files using the google suite.
 
http://www.innovode.com/
 
Press release went out today.
 
http://goo.gl/uAsWgx
 
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