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. Our responsibility is to keep your data more secure. We search for what is publicly available on the web and we don’t permanently store originality reports.
G Suite for Education and Assignments meets these rigorous compliance standards:
- FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
- COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998)
- Student Privacy Pledge introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)
- ISO/IEC 27018:2014 (Data standards)
To learn more about how Google protects your data, go to the Privacy and Security Center.
Why can students turn in work from their personal (@gmail.com) Google Accounts?
We recognize that students, for various reasons, prefer to create assignments in their personal Google Accounts.
For student choice and ease of use, we allow students to submit assignments from the Google Account where they created the files. This simplifies the student workflow, avoiding account changes and file ownership issues.
Are student assignment files saved to a global repository?
No. Google doesn’t save assignment files to a global repository.
However, teachers or the school may copy student submissions to the school’s Google Drive, which contains data owned and controlled by the school.
Originality reports are automatically deleted after 45 days.