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How Auth0 can help with GDPR
In this article, you will find a list of GDPR regulations and how Auth0 can help you comply with them.
Resources to Consider
Conditions for consent
According to Article 7 of GDPR, you must:
- ask users to consent on the processing of their personal data in a clear and easily accessible form
- be able to show that the user has consented, and
- provide an easy way to withdraw consent at any time
You can use Auth0 to ask your users for consent upon signup (using either Lock or a custom form) and save this information at the user profile. You can later update this information using the Management API.
For details, see Conditions for consent.
Right to access, correct, and erase data
According to Articles 15, 16, 17, and 19 of GDPR, users have the right to:
- get a copy of their personal data you are processing
- ask for rectifications if they are inaccurate, and
- ask you to delete their personal data
With Auth0, you can access, edit, and delete user information, either manually or using our API.
For details, see Right to access, correct, and erase data.
According to Article 5 of GDPR:
- the personal data you collect must be limited to what is necessary for processing
- must be kept only as long as needed, and
- appropriate security must be ensured during data processing, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage
There are several Auth0 features than can help you achieve these goals, like account linking, user profile encryption, and more.
For details, see Data minimization.
According to Article 20 of GDPR, users have the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You can export user data, stored in the Auth0 user store, either manually or programmatically. Raw data from Auth0 can be exported in JSON format (which is machine-readable).
For details, see Data portability.
Protect and secure user data
According to Article 32 of GDPR, you must implement appropriate measures to ensure a level of security, including (but not limited to):
- data encryption
- ongoing confidentiality
- data integrity, and
- availability and resilience of processing systems and services
There are several Auth0 features than can help you meet this requirement, like user profile encryption, brute-force protection, breached password detection, step-up authentication, and more.
For details, see Protect and secure user data.