You have to send an important email to or for your boss. You type up a few drafts. You want to make sure the email your boss ultimately receives or approves is the best possible version of the email. There’s only one problem. If your company uses Gsuite, your boss can see every single draft you’ve even dreamed of typing up. Your boss knows every move you make in real time – and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
The Price You Pay for Convenience
Gsuite tools are helpful, ubiquitous, and easy to use. Many companies opt for the paid version of Gsuite products for unified Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Docs, and Google Drive. It’s nice having everyone on the same page and presenting employees with easy to use, familiar tools. Unfortunately, easy and convenient comes with a much higher price tag.
Many employees don’t realize that Gsuite is giving their boss a play by play of every move they make. Of course it’s unethical to tell your boss that you’ve reviewed a document when you haven’t. If you use Gsuite, you’ll never get away with it. Your boss can tell what attachments you’ve opened and read.
Did your boss treat you unfairly? Do you want to express yourself productively through an email? Your boss may be sitting there, in real time, watching you type out your first, angrier draft of that email. It doesn’t matter how you conduct yourself moving forward – your boss will always know.
Google can be Creepy When it Comes to Privacy
Google basically extends an open invitation to everyone to read and review whatever you’re doing. Have you ever noticed that when you check your Gmail, it generates quick and easy replies you can send with the click of a button or a simple tap? At first, that seems like the most convenient thing in the world. Until you realize that they know what your email said, somehow. How else could they generate the reply?
Google uses artificial intelligence to read emails, track behaviors, and even learn your manner of speaking. While it’s a stretch to say they’re creating clones of their users, they may be creating caricatures that are a bit too close to home. Even when you’re utilizing an “incognito” browser or some new Gmail feature that seems to promote the illusion of greater privacy, that’s never really the case.
Google doesn’t use encryption for anything. They collect usage reports and help companies run targeted advertising campaigns. They’ve always stored data, and they’ll always know far more about you than you want them to.
Switch to Privacy Oriented Services
Companies like PrivateMail never collect or read anything. Every single thing you do is confidential, thanks to OpenPGP email encryption and paranoid encrypted cloud storage. Nobody other than the intended recipient will ever know what’s in your email and or what your attachments are – including us. We’re locked out of your privacy, and that’s the way things should be.
PrivateMail offers calendar features, email alias, task management features, notes, IMAP and POP3 support of business accounts, and business oriented private email packages. Talk to your boss about switching to something a little more secure. It’ll even keep sensitive company data safer.