Google Drive may not let you encrypt individual Google Docs, but there are still ways to protect your security and privacy. Here’s how to keep your Docs from prying eyes.
If you want to keep your files safe from prying eyes, encryption is your best bet—especially if you’re going to store those files in the cloud, where data breaches and other security issues can expose them to the outside world.
You have several ways to keep your cloud-bound documents protected with a password. Unfortunately, Google has yet to add a true password protection feature to Google Docs. There are third-party scripts that promise to “hack” password protection into the service, but it’s a rather involved process that is not guaranteed (and, honestly, very flawed when it comes to security).
Some browser extensions claim to serve a similar purpose, though we don’t exactly recommend trusting your sensitive files to random, unknown extension developers. There are, however, a few things you can do to lock down documents you’ve stored in Google Drive.
Source:“How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive” by PCMag https://link.medium.com/BsYkxmGIf5