Google announced the arrival of a major security update for Gmail and, in particular, for the web version of the email client. In fact, support for the client-side end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for the web version of Gmail. Here are the details:
Increase Gmail security: with the new update there is client-side end-to-end encryption
Thanks to this new feature, the privacy and security of Gmail users increases. With client-side end-to-end encryption, in fact, sensitive data provided by the user in the body of the email or as attachments cannot be decrypted by Google’s servers. As clarified by the company, however, the header of the email, with the subject, timestamp and recipient list, will not be protected by encryption.
Currently, E2EE encryption for Gmail is available in beta version and can be accessed by users enrolled in Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Plus and Education Standard. Once the testing phase is completed, this feature will be released in a stable version. Note, however, encryption will not be active by default and the user will choose whether to activate it.
Furthermore, once activated, the user will be free to choose, from time to time, whether to send a message using this additional security system for Gmail.