New Global Amazon Web Services Data Processing Addendum

by Chad Woolf | on

Navigating data protection laws around the world is no simple task. Today, I’m pleased to announce that Amazon Web Services is expanding the scope of the Amazon Web Services Data Processing Addendum (Global Amazon Web Services DPA) so that it applies globally whenever customers use Amazon Web Services services to process personal data, regardless of which data protection laws apply to that processing. Amazon Web Services is proud to be the first major cloud provider to adopt this global approach to help you meet your compliance needs for data protection.

The Global Amazon Web Services DPA is designed to help you satisfy requirements under data protection laws worldwide, without having to create separate country-specific data processing agreements for every location where you use Amazon Web Services services. By introducing this global, one-stop addendum, we are simplifying contracting procedures and helping to reduce the time that you spend assessing contractual data privacy requirements on a country-by-country basis.

If you have signed a copy of the previous Amazon Web Services General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) DPA, then you do not need to take any action and can continue to rely on that addendum to satisfy data processing requirements. Amazon Web Services is always innovating to help you meet your compliance obligations wherever you operate. We’re confident that this expanded Global Amazon Web Services DPA will help you on your journey. If you have questions or need more information, see  Data Protection & Privacy at Amazon Web Services  and GDPR Center .

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Chad Woolf

Chad joined Amazon in 2010 and built the Amazon Web Services compliance functions from the ground up, including audit and certifications, privacy, contract compliance, control automation engineering and security process monitoring. Chad’s work also includes enabling public sector and regulated industry adoption of the Amazon Web Services cloud and leads the Amazon Web Services trade and product compliance team.