Drive Connect's use of Google OAuth 2.0 Scope to Access Google APIs
Drive Connect uses the https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive OAuth 2.0 scope. This Drive API scope allows Drive Connect to enable users from within Salesforce features to see, edit, and delete files and folders they have permissions to access in their Google Drive.
We use this Drive API scope to handle such capabilities as linking, creating and deleting files and folders with the Drive Links component and to manage generating documents with templates created in the Drive Connect Template Builder. Drive Connect’s use of this scope is verified by Google and the intention is to only allow users to interact with their Drive files through Drive Connect in the same manner they are permitted to in Google Drive. A user’s actions on a file will always be limited by their permissions in Google Drive.
Note: For more information on Google’s OAuth 2.0 policies and scopes, visit https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/oauth2