Compliance, Audits, and Certifications
Bitwarden is a global company with customers located all over the world. Our business is to help customers protect, store, and share their sensitive data. We prioritize protecting the personal data of our customers and their end-users as paramount to our company mission. Bitwarden complies with industry standards, and conducts comprehensive annual audits that are shared transparently with our customers and users. Our open source approach puts us in a unique position, where our software is viewed and scrutinized by a globally engaged community.
Bitwarden is GDPR compliant. We use applicable, approved information transfer mechanisms where required, such as EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), or the EU - U.S. Privacy Shield.
Bitwarden uses Standard Contractual Clauses pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council approved by European Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021, as currently set out at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj.
Bitwarden is compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Bitwarden complies with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. In addition, Bitwarden uses and complies with EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). For more information, please see Bitwarden Privacy Shield Frameworks.
Bitwarden is HIPAA compliant and annually undergoes a third-party audit for HIPPAA Security Rule compliance.
Bitwarden regularly conducts comprehensive third-party security audits with notable security firms. These annual audits include source code assessments and penetration testing across Bitwarden IPs, servers, and web applications.
Bitwarden completed a dedicated source code audit and penetration test by security firm Cure53.
Bitwarden completed a network security assessment and penetration test by security firm Cure53.
Bitwarden completed a thorough network security assessment and penetration test by auditing firm Insight Risk Consulting.
Bitwarden completed a dedicated source code audit and penetration test by the security firm Cure53.
Bitwarden completed a thorough security assessment and penetration test by auditing firm Insight Risk Consulting. For more information, please see the blog post Bitwarden 2020 Security Audit is Complete.
Source code in Bitwarden repositories are covered by one of two licenses, the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3.0 and the Bitwarden License v1.0. Refer to these links to learn more about what is included in and permitted by each license.
The Bitwarden cloud service is hosted on Microsoft Azure. Please visit Microsoft Azure Compliance Offerings for more detail.
Bitwarden takes a zero knowledge encryption approach to password management, meaning every piece of information in your vault is encrypted. For more information on this approach, please see the blog post How End-to-End Encryption Paves the Way for Zero Knowledge.
For more information on how Bitwarden vaults are protected, including options for Bitwarden client applications, please see the blog post Vault Security in the Bitwarden Password Manager.
Bitwarden also interacts with independent security researchers through our public bug bounty program on HackerOne.