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.
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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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.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect May 25, 2018.
The Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) went into effect September 18, 2020.
US states privacy laws
New data protection laws will be coming into effect in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia and Utah in 2023.
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.
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, G Suite 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 G Suite.
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 G Suite.
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.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC 2 (Service Organization Controls) and SOC 3 audit framework defines Trust Principles and Criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality. Google has both SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports for Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. You can download our SOC 3 report. We also have SOC 1 Type 2 for AdWords, AdSense, 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 G Suite and Google App Engine.
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 App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud SQL, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Dataproc, Google Cloud Dataflow, Google Container Engine, Google Container Registry, Google Cloud Bigtable.