What are the Adyen security certifications?

Security assurance and certifications

Being a financial institution, Adyen is continuously monitored by regulatory authorities in different regions where our products and services are offered. In Europe we operate under supervision of the Dutch Central Bank under the EC's Payment Service Directive (PSD, 2007/64/EC). We issue a yearly ISAE 3402 type 2 report to certify the adequacy and operating effectiveness of our internal control framework which includes a number of security controls.


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards by the major card brands. The scheme aims to secure card payments against e.g. theft and fraud, and is widely considered the gold standard security in the payments industry. Adyen fully complies to PCI DSS standards, implying that all corresponding requirements are in place. Other PCI standards such as PCI PIN, PCI P2PE, PCI 3DS, 3DS SDKs are periodically attested, covering more specific control areas and data flows within Ayden's product offering.


The SOC2 (Service Organization Control #2) is an assurance report that specifically addresses existent internal controls around Security, Availability, Confidentiality and Privacy and the report describes how Adyen manages risks in these domains.

Adyen’s SOC2 report, covers key areas of Security and Privacy control including associated policies: logical and physical Access Control, Security logging and monitoring, Change Management, Classification of data, Systems maintenance, Technology Operations, Business Continuity, Privacy and GDPR etc., attested by an external independent auditor.


Adyen is a European-headquartered payment service provider subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our lead data protection regulator is the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens). Depending on the scope of the services, other privacy laws may be applicable such as the UK GDPR, the CPRA or GLPD.


Adyen doesn’t undertake ISO audits, as this wouldn’t significantly enhance the security control areas we already cover.

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