Ensuring trust and safety in the digital world

Google Data Governance

Google LLC

Google was founded on the belief that everything we do should always respect the user. As the Internet evolves, this means continuously advancing security technologies and privacy tools to help keep user safe online. As part of its projets, Google has a long history of openly sharing our security learnings, experiences, and technologies with partners, companies, and organizations around the world. And as security threats evolve, this continuous industry-wide collaboration is critical to protecting users and helping create a more secure Internet together. For example, we built Safe Browsing technology to protect web users from malware and phishing attempts by alerting users when they try to visit dangerous websites. Safe Browsing protects more than just Chrome users – to make the Internet safer for everyone, we made this technology free for other companies to use in their browsers, including Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox. Today, more than 3 billion devices are protected by Safe Browsing. We also alert website owners when their sites have security flaws and offer free tools to help them quickly fix the problems. An other example is Project Shield. It is a service that uses our technology to help protect news, human rights, and election sites from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks are attempts to take websites down and prevent voters from accessing vital information by overwhelming them with fake traffic. No matter the size of the website or the size of the attack, Project Shield is always free.