We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification with no findings. This certification is a rigorous third-party independent assessment of the Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) of a cloud service provider.

ISO/IEC 27701:2019 specifies requirements and guidelines to establish and continuously improve a PIMS, including processing of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and is an extension of the ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 standards for information security management. It provides a set of additional controls and associated guidance that is intended to address public cloud PIMS and PII management requirements that aren’t addressed by the existing ISO/IEC 27002 control set, for both processors and controllers.

The certification demonstrates that a cloud service provider has an effective PIMS in place to support customers, who may be working towards compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other data privacy regulations. The independent third-party assessment of AWS alignment to this internationally recognized code of practice demonstrates that AWS is committed to the privacy and protection of customers’ content and can help customers in pursuing their international and local compliance objectives.

Ernst & Young CertifyPoint issued the certificate on August 11, 2021. The covered AWS Regions are included on the ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certificate, and the full list of AWS services in scope for ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is available on our ISO and CSA STAR Certified webpage. You can view and download our ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certificate online, and in the AWS Management Console through AWS Artifact.

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Anastasia Strebkova

Anastasia is a Security Assurance Manager at Amazon Web Services on the Global Audits team, managing the AWS ISO portfolio. She has previously worked on IT audits, governance, risk, privacy, business continuity, and information security program management for cloud enterprises. Anastasia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Civil Law from Moscow Law Academy.

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