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Linode’s Cloud Computing platform provides a solid foundation for a wide range of compliance needs. If you have a goal, Linode can help you get there.

HIPAA (U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act):

Covered entities and their business associates subject to the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can maintain compliance using Linode as their Cloud Hosting provider. While Linode provides the platform and does not generally engage in activities or functions that make it a HIPAA Business Associate, the compliance responsibilities are handled by your organization. Specifically, a customer that subscribes to use a cloud server offered through Linode has the exclusive authority and ability to manage all technical safeguards required by HIPAA with respect to its PHI, including access controls, audit controls, integrity, authentication and transmission security.

Can I become HIPAA Compliant on Linode?

Yes. By following the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services standards for the security of electronic protected health information, a company can become HIPAA compliant on a Linode.

For more information on HIPAA Compliance and how it applies to Linode, please contact us and we will get you started.

PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS):

Is Linode PCI DSS Compliant?

Yes, Linode as a company is PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant, which has been validated by an authorized independent Qualified Security Assessor. Through regular scans and evaluations, Linode adheres to the PCI DSS requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures, thus ensuring that our customers' payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Is Linode GDPR Compliant?

Linode is committed to complying with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, a significant change in European data privacy laws effective May 25, 2018.

Linode’s Privacy Policy and Customer Agreement enable us to meet the high standards of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. If you are located within the European Union or European Economic Area, you will be prompted to review and agree to these updated agreements in the Linode Manager.

EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield:

Is Linode Privacy Shield compliant?


Yes, Linode is fully compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks. The details of our compliance, as well as your rights under the Privacy Shield frameworks, are detailed in our Privacy Policy.

To learn more about the Privacy Shield and to view Linode’s EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield certifications, please visit