G Suite Privacy
How can Cornell safeguard privacy if the email service is provided by Google?
Cornell's commitment to privacy has not changed as a consequence of offering G Suite.
As with all decisions that Cornell makes regarding information technologies, privacy and security are key elements. In addition, Cornell remains committed to freedom of expression. The Office of University Counsel managed the contract negotiations with Google to ensure that Google meets the university's expectations for freedom of speech, privacy, and security.
The process used to select G Suite included a review of Google's privacy and security practices. Google provided satisfactory responses to the university's detailed inquiries and requirements about those aspects of their respective services.
For a partial comparison, see Cornell's email stewardship policy.