Trust, safety, and security.
Upwork is how.™

Trusted by global brands

Protecting your data is our top priority

Upwork follows cutting-edge security and privacy best practices designed to provide a secure, reliable, and compliant talent marketplace for businesses of all sizes. See how Upwork can help you accomplish your business goals.

Data protection

We take protecting your data seriously. Our robust infrastructure provides streamlined authentication and asset protection you can trust.

Access and authentication

Multi-factor authentication

Reduce the risk of unauthorized access with .

Single sign-on

沙巴体育足球开户Manage user credentials from one place with for Enterprise customers.

Custom session timeouts

Secure Enterprise sessions with custom session timeouts. 

Asset protection

Data encryption

To help protect from attacks, eavesdropping, and session hijacking, we encrypt all data in transit using Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) and enforce HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).

Malware & spam protection

We use machine learning to protect users against malicious behavior. Messages and attachments are scanned for viruses and other malware prior to you downloading them.

Confidentiality and IP rights

Enter into an agreement concerning confidentiality and intellectual property rights that works for you and your talent, or use our Optional Service Contract Terms and customize them to your needs.

Industry certifications
and regulatory compliance

Upwork meets stringent privacy and security industry certifications. We also view compliance with privacy laws as an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to keeping customer data private and safe. Read more about how Upwork collects, uses, shares, and manages personal information in our privacy policy.


SOC 2 Type II

Upwork's SOC 2 Type II certification attests to our Security, Confidentiality, and Availability controls in place in accordance with the AICPA Trust Service Criteria certification. This report is available upon request.


We maintain PCI DSS Level 2 compliance for organizations accepting or processing payment transactions, and for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions. 

Privacy shield

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.

Regulatory compliance

GDPR adherence

Our legal and information security teams have carefully analyzed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and have undertaken the necessary steps to ensure compliance. 

CCPA adherence

We are compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the most stringent data privacy law in the United States. 

Anti-money laundering

沙巴体育足球开户We have voluntarily implemented a robust Anti-Money Laundering Program and have a highly trained team dedicated to preventing illicit use.

Information security

Upwork operates an enterprise-wide information security risk management program that incorporates a variety of tools and resources to efficiently and effectively identify and remediate security vulnerabilities.

Information security management system (ISMS)

Our Information Security Management System (ISMS) defines the overall security functions at Upwork. Our ISMS outlines the roles and responsibilities of all our employees to help protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the platform. Information Security & Privacy training is an essential element for all Upwork team members.


We design controls and maintain our platform to optimize for security, availability, and performance. We utilize security by design principles to ensure controls are baked into our platform and that we utilize all appropriate infrastructure and programmatic controls.

Reporting a concern

invites researchers to test Upwork’s platform with the goal of ensuring our customers are using a secure platform that's tested by the security community. If you believe you’ve discovered a potential security vulnerability on Upwork, please email us沙巴体育足球开户 while following the .