Global Privacy Practices

Privacy Shield Framework

For those located in the European Union, we have applied for certification for the EU–US Privacy Shield on August 26, 2016, and received our certification on January 26, 2017. You may view it on the Privacy Shield List.

The Privacy Shield Framework is based on seven principles, and GitHub complies with them in the following ways:

U.S.–Swiss Safe Harbor Framework

GitHub received Swiss Safe Harbor Certification on January 28th, 2013, and we continue to maintain our Swiss Safe Harbor certification. Additional information about our Swiss Safe Harbor certification can be found at

In addition, GitHub has never relied solely on our Safe Harbor certification for our data transfers. We also obtain informed consent from our users at the point of data collection, and offer our users control over their own personal data.

Please see our Privacy Statement for more information.

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