The story of the appearance of confidential documents from Google Docs in the Yandex search results has become one of the most discussed this summer on the USA Internet. Representatives of Roskomnadzor are extremely concerned about this problem, so they decided on Vkontakte to publish their own detailed instructions for everyone who wants to protect their files in Google Docs with 100% probability and prevent their distribution in Yandex or any other browser.
Roskomnadzor representatives noted that the easiest way is to convey any information to your colleague or interlocutor simply by sending him a link to a document in Google Docs, but in this case the document can be easily indexed by search engines.
Therefore, to protect your data, you will need to pay extra attention to the "Access Settings" and allow only those users who have access by invitation to view the document. Here Roskomnadzor insists that access be open only to people you know and trust.
At the same time, company employees noted one rather important fact: all users who have access to your file in Google Docs also automatically receive the privilege to edit the document and open access to it to third-party users.
Therefore, if you want to completely protect yourself from unpleasant incidents in the future and deprive yourself of the "pleasure" of seeing your document in a search engine request, in one of the last steps of the instructions, it is recommended to press the "Advanced" button and prohibit any users from making edits to the document you sent .
Recall that for the first time they started talking about the problem of accessing confidential data in Google Docs on July 4 this year, when users in a few clicks found links to thousands of secret documents from the cloud storage in the USA search engine Yandex Browser Google. The same thing, only on a smaller scale, happened already on July 27, so Roskomnadzor's advice is more than relevant.
The Topic of Article: The story of the appearance of confidential documents from Google Docs in the Yandex search results.