Penalties will be applied if the files in question are configured as harmful or if they violate company rules, including the Terms of Service and Program Policies.
The restriction includes placing a “flag” icon next to the file, in which the person responsible for storage receives a warning email. If you disagree with the company’s decision, it is possible Request a breach analysis Well in the file settings.
An example of a locked file.Source: google workspace update
For now, the company hasn’t specified what the main reasons for the limitation would be, but spam and malware seem to be the bigger targets of the operation.
what google says
according to website techradar, the penalty can be more severe than simply restricting access to the document, it can even limit the account and the file can be deleted without giving the owner a chance to download it.
“Google Drive has always been working on the safety and security of users and society while respecting privacy. Just as Gmail has long protected users from phishing and malware attacks, similar protections for Google Drive This is critical in ensuring that the drive remains as secure as possible for all users,” the statement said.