Google adds client-side encryption to Gmail and Calendar. Should you care?


In an effort to give customers more control over who may access their private emails and calendars, Google made client-side encryption available to a select group of Gmail and Calendar users on Tuesday. Any type of encryption that is applied to data before it is delivered from a user device to a server is referred to as “client-side encryption” in general.

In contrast, with server-side encryption, the client device transmits the data to a central server, which utilises the keys at its disposal to encrypt it while it is stored. Google now performs this.

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