The stressful situation of the Covid epidemic has affected and interrupted the learning process of students. In this context, the face-to-face learning of students is forced to pause, instead of online learning. Online learning is the best solution at this time. In which, the Google Meet application is the widely used platform in online learning sessions or online group work.

* Here are some basic information about privacy and security when using Google Meet:

– Google Meet processes some data for a better product experience. User information remains confidential. Users can control privacy settings in their Google Account.

– User’s content is securely stored

+ When users change the background of a meeting in Google Meet, take a poll, or record a meeting, this data is securely stored in data centers. Data is encrypted during transmission as well as in storage.

+ Meet uses a range of safety measures to keep video meetings safe. This includes intrusion controls for both web video meetings and phone dial-in meetings.

+ The user’s Google account has built-in security designed to detect and prevent threats like spam, phishing, and malware. User activity is stored according to strict industry standards and practices.

– User’s name, email address and phone number will help in data synchronization

+ To store preferences and help users log in, we store your name and email address.

+ To help you know who is in the meeting, we save the phone numbers of other users calling by phone and display the number in the meeting.

– User information to help you create and manage your Google Account.

+ To help users create a brand new Google Account, Google meet collects the user’s name and phone number. When managing their Google Account, users can choose to provide a physical address, upload contacts, or add a profile picture.

– Users have the right to decide what content is shared and who you shared it with.

– Control user search logs

+ To review or manage your Google Meet search logs, use the My Activity page.

– Synchronize the services you use with the user’s location

– Users can download their own data

+ Everyone must have access to the content they’ve shared with us – at any time and for any reason.

+ The user  always in control of the data saved to the Google Account.

* Students should note the following to improve security when using Google meet:

– Use caution when sharing the link to the meeting in public forums.

– If you need to share the meeting screenshot publicly, be sure to remove the URL (located in the browser’s address bar) from the screenshot.

– Consider using Google Calendar to send a private Meet meeting invitation to a trusted group of participants.

– Remember to review carefully and only allow new participants to join the meeting when you recognize them.

– If you notice or experience disruptive behavior during a meeting, use moderator privacy controls such as removing or muting participants.

– Users should report violations during the meeting.

– Be cautious when sharing personal information such as passwords, bank account or credit card numbers or even your date of birth in meetings.

– Enable 2-Step Verification to prevent account takeovers, even if someone has already obtained your password.

– Consider enrolling in the Advanced Protection Program for Google’s most robust set of protections against phishing and account takeover.

– Do a Security Checkup, an easy-to-apply and personalized security recommendation that enhances the security of your Google Account.

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