Why Google is reading your Google Docs
Google Docs Blocked – Violating Policies
Monitoring – Disturbing Google Docs
Journalist at National Geographic, Rachael Bales had written that this kind of monitoring tends to be disturbing. Kelly O’Mara writer also mentioned that she is of the opinion that there is a need of considering how much would be dumped in Google Docs. Though few people would read it, the terms of service of Google Drive prohibits spam, violent or hate speck, pornography, and disclosure of confidential information and much more.
It is applicable to files only which are shared and hence the ones which tend to be personal are probably let off. A spokesman of Google had stated that Docs together with the other files in Google Drive tend to be controlled by process that monitors abuse of its policies and mechanically is inclined in blocking files if they tend to violate them. Contrasting to some systems that tend to escalate a suspected problem to a moderator, no involvement of a human evaluation is present.
Avert Computer Viruses/Spreading of Spams in Google Docs
The spokesman had mentioned that the main reason its process tends to read files is to avert computer viruses or the spreading of spams. It is not known if the process of Google is used for checking pornography or any other abuse of its policies or if the policy is applicable to work and personal accounts. When most of the users had been locked out of important documents, the company had stated that they `made a code push which had incorrectly flagged a small content of Google Docs as abusive, resulting in the documents being automatically blocked.
A solution was in place and all the users should have full access to their docs. Safeguarding users from virus, malware together with other abusive content was central to user safety and apologised for the disruption and will put processes in place to prevent this from happening again’. Though Google does not seem to charge corporate users for the access to it G Suite programs, Google Docs has been offered free of cost to its consumers like Gmail, Maps together with other services. According to the policy of the company, it states that it tends to collect information from Docs besides other services though it is not known if it utilises it to aim at commercials.