Dec 21

Should Google Encrypt Users’ E-mail for Information Security?

It has long been a dispute issue that users are crying for protecting private information contained in the e-mail, while the Google seemed reluctant to do so for some reason. E-mail is an important way of data transmission and communication for the fast-paced modern world, and with the development of e-commerce people from different field incline to send vital e-version of contract and other document via e-mails. Now people gradually realize the importance of data security in their e-mails and require Google ensure security of their private data in e-mail by encrypting them.

Comparing to the increasing need for USB encryption and folder encryption, e-mail encryption should arouse people attention and attach equal importance to some extent. Some people think that if Google value users’ using experience and respect their privacy, it is responsible to encrypt users’ e-mail.

As all we know, Google’s Gmail service which is one of the most widely used e-mail services is adopted by people who have the need to change information and news among working groups and family members and relatives. What’s more, Gmail has a entering interface where you can login easily and the Gmail account is also the passport which provide universal identity verification to other Google services and relevant account. So that if Google do not encrypt users’ e-mail there is a great possibility of data breach and data losing.

Another reason that Google are reluctant to get your e-mail locked is if they encrypt the e-mail they will lose large amount of income from advertisement send you by Google with the contextual content from the e-mail. On the other side if you are an enterprise user you may have some of the real classified data in e-mail, if Google do not encrypt them you are facing the possibility of losing the data and information.

Actually, Google should exert more efforts in protection privacy and confidential data in e-mail. Similar to folder encryption for protecting files and folders on Yoruba computer data in e-mail needs protection. Encryption can be a particularly attracting feature for Google’s paying enterprise users with information that is not only a matter of privacy but also of great value. More or less, it’s necessary to see whether offering strong encryption might now be a beneficial action to the company’s bottom line.

Google can use this to take a real stand against efforts by law enforcement to build wiretapping into e-mail. Those efforts have been going on for a long time, and Google has fought against them in the past and now continuously. The call of encrypting e-mail for the users seems to be attached more and more importance in protecting their privacy and sensitive data. Comparing to lock file with program by user themselves Google has the responsibility to secure users’ data and content.