Privacy and security?

Using a spreadsheet for data is reasonable within an organisation, we do it all the time. However, there are still restrictions on who can access whose data.

Using a spreadsheet for data of users not within an organisation makes me nervous. As a bare minimum, I could nefariously exploit it.

It just doesn’t feel like the most secure data storage. (Which is why one of my feature requests was encryption).

Thoughts and comments?

I agree. Encryption is the answer, or at least, one answer. It would also minimize the fact that for some users, Google and all his stuff are evil / big brother.

Why do you think your Google Sheet is not secure? If you don’t share it with your users, they can’t access it. Glide does not share your sheet with anyone. We take many steps to protect your data, including security audits by a firm we pay to find security holes in Glide—they did not find an issue with our use of Sheets for example.

The weakest point of Google Sheets security is the installed add-ons.

The biggest issue is how easy it is for anyone who has access to the spreadsheet to see everyone’s data and print it out or copy and paste it. That could be a significant privacy issue.

I really like how Glide has used Google sheet’s but would like to see more done to protect data.

Sooner or later you will have a Glide user saying they want to store sensitive corporate data that not even the person who manages the app should be able to see. Get in early. Get encryption working.

Also, with security and privacy you’ve got to always plan with the assumption the data will be breached.

With that it mind, like you can never have too many backups, I’d say you can never have too much security (provided it doesn’t kill performance).