If you use originality reports, Google doesn’t save the content that you submit for the report and doesn’t assume ownership of your content. That content belongs to you and your students. Originality reports search for what is publicly available on the web. They’re not permanently stored.
Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals meets these compliance standards:
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
- Student Privacy Pledge introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)
- ISO/IEC 27018:2014 (Data standards)
Accounts FAQDo institutions have to enroll in G Suite for Education?
We recognize that students sometimes prefer to create files in their personal Google Accounts. For student choice and ease of use, they can submit files from the Google Account where they created them. This flexibility simplifies the student workflow, avoiding account changes and file-ownership issues.
G Suite administrators can require students to use a school-issued Google Account with Assignments. Admins can modify the membership settings for Assignments in the Google Admin console.
Privacy FAQHow does Google ensure data privacy?
No. Google doesn’t save assignment files to a global repository. However, instructors or the school can copy student submissions to the school’s Google Drive, which contains data owned and controlled by the school. G Suite Enterprise for Education institutions can have a private, school-owned repository of their student work that they can use for checking student matches in future originality reports.
To access the repository:
- Go to the school matches admin page.
- Click Originality Corpus.
Originality reports are automatically deleted after 45 days.
No. Google doesn’t store student work in a repository to check against external institutions. Instructors in other institutions can’t see your students’ assignments.
G Suite Enterprise for Education institutions can have a privately-owned repository of their student work that they can use for future originality reports.