RStudio and the GDPR - What You Need to Know

RStudio and the GDPR - What You Need to Know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects the privacy of individuals within the European Union and addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. Although it is an EU regulation, RStudio has adopted its guidelines for all personal data we control or process.

We encourage anyone seriously interested in what personal data we collect on our website(s) or in our products and how we protect it to read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. These documents define our entire privacy and data protection obligations to you.

For those interested in understanding what we do with personal data in less formal language, here is an overview we hope you will find useful.

RStudio Websites

  • Our treatment of personal data provided by you on our websites complies with the GDPR. Our websites, including and our hosted services and, only collect information you give us by visiting our pages (IP addresses) and completing our forms (requests for information, support tickets, event or account registration, billing, etc.).
  • We do not control or process data you upload to our hosted services, or Any data you upload to applications you create and make available through or data you upload to analyze in is entirely controlled and processed by you. Any data you choose to persist in these services is stored on Amazon’s AWS service through our arrangement with them and is subject to their data security policies and privacy practices.

RStudio Software

  • Your data used with RStudio Software installed on computers you control is your responsibility. No agreement with us specific to the GDPR and RStudio Software is necessary. Any data you use with RStudio Software - including the open source or Pro versions of the RStudio IDE and Shiny Server, or RStudio Connect - is controlled and processed entirely by you. We do not have any visibility into your user data or to any data you control or process on your computers.
  • We do not request any personal data from you when you download our free and open source Software from our website. However, as described above, we capture IP addresses of website visitors, including logging your IP address when you download RStudio Software.

For any further questions about our privacy policy or terms of use, please email or contact your RStudio Customer Success representative.