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AWS achieves HDS certification in two additional Regions

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that two additional AWS Regions—Middle East (UAE) and Europe (Zurich)—have been granted the Health Data Hosting (Hébergeur de Données de Santé, HDS) certification, increasing the scope to 20 global AWS Regions.

The Agence Française de la Santé Numérique (ASIP Santé), the French governmental agency for health, introduced the HDS certification to strengthen the security and protection of personal health data. By achieving this certification, AWS demonstrates our commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers.

The following 20 Regions are in scope for this certification:

  • US East (Ohio)
  • US East (Northern Virginia)
  • US West (Northern California)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Canada (Central)
  • Europe (Frankfurt)
  • Europe (Ireland)
  • Europe (London)
  • Europe (Milan)
  • Europe (Paris)
  • Europe (Stockholm)
  • Europe (Zurich)
  • Middle East (UAE)
  • South America (São Paulo)

The HDS certification demonstrates that AWS provides a framework for technical and governance measures that secure and protect personal health data, governed by French law. Our customers who handle personal health data can continue to manage their workloads in HDS-certified Regions with confidence.

Independent third-party auditors evaluated and certified AWS on September 8, 2023. The Certificate of Compliance demonstrating AWS compliance status is available on the Agence du Numérique en Santé (ANS) website and AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

For up-to-date information, including when additional Regions are added, see the AWS Compliance Programs page and choose HDS.

AWS strives to continuously meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about HDS compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Janice Leung

Janice is a Security Assurance Audit Program Manager at AWS, based in New York. She leads security audits across Europe and previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management in the financial industry for 11 years.

Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

Jennifer is a Security Assurance Program Manager at AWS, based in New York. She is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations and certifications across EMEA. Jennifer has one year of experience in Security Assurance.