We are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws

We are always working to stay compliant, which helps make compliance easier for your business. We are audited regularly by third parties, maintain certifications, provide industry-standard contractual protections and share tools and information you can use to strengthen your business’ compliance.

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Our commitment to user privacy

Keeping users’ information safe, secure and private is among our highest priorities at Google. Over the years, we have worked closely with data protection authorities around the world and have implemented strong privacy protections that reflect their guidance.

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Google does not interpret any provisions, including confidentiality provisions, in its contracts or terms of service that are in scope of the Digital Markets Act, as preventing counterparties from raising any issue of non-compliance with the law or with any relevant public authority. This is without prejudice to the operation of lawful complaints-handling mechanisms that are laid down in agreements with business users, as defined by the Digital Markets Act.

Our commitment to data protection laws

Privacy regulation is changing. We know you need to select products that are both compliant with all applicable data protection laws, and use personal data in ways that are compliant. Learn more about how Google is complying with specific privacy laws below.

Audits and certifications

Any data you share with Google is protected. Our products’ security controls are regularly audited in line with international standards to ensure all personal information is handled safely and responsibly. In addition, the effectiveness of our controls is reviewed by an independent third party every two years, at least.

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ISO 27001 (Information security management)

ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognized, internationally accepted independent security standards. Google has earned ISO 27001 certification for the systems, applications, people, technology, processes, and data centers serving Google Cloud Platform, Google Workspace and Google Ads.

ISO 27017 (Cloud security)

ISO 27017 is an international standard of practice for information security controls based on ISO/IEC 27002, specifically for cloud services. Google has been certified compliant with ISO 27017 for Google Cloud Platform products and Google Workspace.

ISO 27018 (Cloud privacy)

ISO 27018 is an international standard of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public cloud services. Google has been certified compliant with ISO 27018 for Google Cloud Platform products and Google Workspace.

ISO 27701 (Privacy information management)

ISO/IEC 27701 is a global privacy standard that focuses on the collection and processing of personally identifiable information (PII). Google has been certified under ISO 27701 for Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace.

SSAE16/ISAE 3402

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC 2 (Service Organization Controls) and SOC 3 audit framework defines Trust Services Criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, privacy and confidentiality. Google has both SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports for Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace. You can download our SOC 3 report. We also have SOC 1 Type 2 for AdWords, AdSense, Google Cloud Platform, Google Workspace, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, DoubleClick for Publishers, and DoubleClick Ad Exchange, available to customers under NDA.


FedRAMP is a program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services used by the U.S. federal government. Google maintains a FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (ATO) for Google Workspace and Google Cloud Platform.

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of technical and operational requirements for entities that store, process, or transmit payment card data. The following Google services have been reviewed by an independent Qualified Security Assessor and determined to be compliant with the current version of PCI DSS: Android Pay, Google Cloud Platform.