Data Protection Policies

SWIFT has enhanced its contractual documentation to improve transparency with respect to the processing of message and traffic data.

SWIFT on data protection

SWIFT has decided to enhance its contractual documentation and to improve transparency with respect to the processing of message and traffic data. In doing so, SWIFT has been assisted by a working group of data protection and compliance experts from European and non-European SWIFT users.

The results from this work are published below.

SWIFT Data Retrieval Policy

The Data Retrieval Policy sets out SWIFT’s policy on the retrieval, use, and disclosure of traffic and message data. This policy existed already, but has been enhanced to provide additional transparency.

SWIFT Data Retrieval Policy

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Last update: 
25 September 2015

Link to SWIFT UHB

  • Legal
  • Compliance
English

SWIFT KYC Registry Privacy Policy

The KYC Registry Privacy Policy sets out the roles and responsibilities of SWIFT and its customers with regard to the collection and processing of personal data in the context of the SWIFT KYC Registry service.

SWIFT KYC Registry Privacy Policy

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Last update: 
1 July 2016

Link to SWIFT UHB

  • Legal
  • Compliance
English

SWIFT Personal Data Protection Policy

The Personal Data Protection Policy sets out the roles and responsibilities of SWIFT, the SWIFT community, and its customers with regard to the processing of personal data. Such roles and responsibilities were previously governed by the SWIFT General Terms and Conditions and other contractual documents, and are now consolidated in one single policy.

SWIFT Personal Data Protection Policy

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Last update: 
29 May 2009

Link to SWIFT UHB

  • Legal
  • Compliance
English

SWIFT Safe Harbor Policy

The SWIFT Safe Harbor Policy provides an adequate level of protection for SWIFT’s mirroring of data in its US Operating Centre. This policy specifically covers personal data contained in message data that relate to individuals resident of European Economic Area (“EEA”) Member States or from Switzerland or that are sent by SWIFT customers established in one of the EEA Member States or Switzerland.

SWIFT Security Control Policy

SWIFT Security Control Policy sets out SWIFT’ objectives relating to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of SWIFT’s messaging services.

SWIFT Security Control Policy

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Last update: 
1 January 2015

Policy

  • Legal
  • Compliance
English

Frequently Asked Questions

This document answers the most frequently asked questions from SWIFT customers about SWIFT's compliance with data protection laws.