Cloudflare and GDPR compliance

Cloudflare’s is a privacy-first company. As such, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) represents many steps we were already taking. We do not sell personal data we process, or use it for any purpose other than delivering our services. In addition, we let people access, correct, and delete their personal information, and give our customers control over the information passing through our network.

To learn more, explore our GDPR FAQ below, or check out Cloudflare’s overall privacy policy.

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Frequently asked questions

Resources on the GDPR


Cloudflare’s policies around data privacy and law enforcement requests

This paper outlines policies and procedures that guide how we manage customer and end-user data on our systems — and how we address government and other legal requests for data.

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Solution & Product Guides

How Cloudflare helps address data protection and locality obligations in Europe

Cloudflare’s network and products are built to support Europe’s most privacy-conscious and regulated industries. This paper explains how we do so via privacy-focused policies, certifications, and product features.

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Cloudflare sub-processors

Regularly updated descriptions and locations of Cloudflare's sub-processors

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Cloudflare's data processing addendum

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Cloudflare Data Processing Addendum: Standard Contractual Clauses for Customers

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Cloudflare features that support data protection

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Cloudflare’s network can encrypt data throughout its journey from origin servers to end-users, using the very latest protocols.

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Privacy-first analytics

Cloudflare’s Web Analytics does not use any client-side state, such as cookies or localStorage, to collect usage metrics — and never ‘fingerprints’ individual users.

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Data localization

In many regions — including the EU — Cloudflare lets organizations control which regional data centers their traffic is inspected in and where logs are sent.

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Access management

Cloudflare Zero Trust lets organizations enforce country-specific access rules, block risky sites and content, and log access events for internal applications and data.

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Cloudflare Logs gives granular insights into every HTTP request, helping you investigate potential breaches and other security incidents.

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In addition to complying with industry-standard security certifications, Cloudflare is considered an ‘Operator of Essential Services’ under the EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems.

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