Google Cloud Platform at U-M

Key: Permission Levels

  • Permitted
  • Permitted with Information Assurance (IA) Consultation
  • Not Permitted

For IA consultation, please contact the ITS Service Center

You are responsible for ensuring that your use of this service complies with laws, regulations, and policies where applicable. See Compliance below for details.

Permitted

Permitted with IA Consultation

Not Permitted

Service Description 

Google Cloud Platform is a suite of products and services that includes application hosting, cloud computing, database services, and more.

Compliance 

U-M offers access to Google Cloud Platform under a University of Michigan enterprise agreement. Google Cloud Platform provides a secure environment within which to maintain or share the university's sensitive unregulated data. In addition, the U-M offering of Google Cloud Platform provides an environment that is compliant with regulations for some types of sensitive regulated data.

While the U-M offering of Google Cloud Platform is secure, it does not comply with some regulatory requirements for specific types of sensitive regulated data. See the list above of which data types are—and are not—permitted for use in Google Cloud Platform at U-M.

Social Security numbers should only be used where required by law or where they are essential for university business processes. Information Assurance (IA) can help you explore appropriate storage locations or work with you to appropriately encrypt the data if those alternatives will not work for you. (Contact IA via the ITS Service Center.)

Keep in mind that compliance is a shared responsibility. You must also take any steps required by your role or unit to comply with relevant regulatory requirements.