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New intelligent, content based detection and additional regional security detectors for data loss prevention

What’s changing 

We’re adding 40+ content detectors, which expand the type of content that data loss prevention (DLP) in Drive can scan and detect. 

New intelligent, machine learning based detectors for content inspection of documents, such as: 

  • SEC filings 
  • Legal briefs and court orders 
  • Tax documents 
  • Contracts 
  • Patents 
  • Resumes 
  • Finance Forms 
  • Source codes, system logs, and more. 

These machine based learning detectors are pre-trained to automatically detect sensitive content, requiring no additional work on the part of the admin. 

Additionally, we’ve added over forty new parameters for regional security, such as: 

  • Auth token 
  • API Keys 
  • Belgium ID 
  • Global VIN
  • Germany TIN 
  • India GST and more.

Visit the Help Center for a complete list of pre-defined detectors for DLP data loss prevention in Google Drive

Adding conditions  to define data that you want to scan for

Who’s impacted 


Why it’s important 

Admins can use data loss prevention to create and apply rules to control what content your users can share in Google Drive files outside your organization, helping to prevent unintended exposure of sensitive information. 

These additional detectors, along with intelligent based scanning, help to further secure your environment and sensitive data. Administrators can enforce policies to restrict external sharing, applying classification labels, preventing uploads or warning users based on these intelligent detectors. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: This feature can be configured at the domain, OU, or group level within the DLP system at Admin console > Security > Data Protection. Use our Help Center to learn more about creating DLP for Drive rules and custom content detectors and using predefined content detectors. 
  • End users: No action required. 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, as well as Cloud Identity Premium customers. 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Frontline, and Nonprofits, legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers, and Cloud Identity Free customers. 


Categorize content and enhance content protection at scale with Google Drive labels

What’s changing 

Automated classification with Google Workspace DLP and labels-driven sharing restrictions are now generally available. These features were part of a beta we announced last year for enhanced content classification, governance, and data loss prevention (DLP) with Google Drive labels. 

A new Admin console setting can now automatically apply up to 5 labels to all new files your users create, or to all newly created files owned by specific parts of your organization.