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Security at Slack

Enterprise-grade data protection

Trust Slack to keep your data secure and meet your compliance requirements.

Security features for more control, visibility and flexibility

Identity and device management

Ensure that only the right people and approved devices can access your company’s information in Slack with features such as single sign-on, domain claiming and support for enterprise mobility management.

Data protection

By default, Slack encrypts data at rest and data in transit for all of our customers. We further protect your data with tools such as Slack Enterprise Key Management (Slack EKM), audit logs and integrations with top data loss prevention (DLP) providers.

Information governance

Slack offers governance and risk-management capabilities flexible enough to meet your organisation’s needs, no matter what they are. This includes global retention policies, custom terms of service and support for eDiscovery.

The security programme at Slack protects our organisation and your data at every layer

Compliance certifications and attestations

Meet specific industry regulations and international security and data privacy standards

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Slack can be configured for HIPAA compliance, including electronically protected health information (e-PHI).

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Slack is FINRA 17a-4 configurable so your team can collaborate and still meet your compliance requirements.

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Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

Slack is FedRAMP Tailored and on track to be authorised at FedRAMP Moderate, so organisations in the public sector can use our platform in a compliant manner.


Data residency

Data residency for Slack lets organisations choose the country or region where they want to store their encrypted data at rest.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Slack is committed to helping users understand their rights and obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Slack has specific customer tools and processes to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements.

Industry-accepted best practices and frameworks

Our security approach focuses on security governance, risk management and compliance. This includes encryption at rest and in transit, network security and server hardening, administrative access control, system monitoring, logging and alerting, and more.

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