Is Discord HIPAA compliant?

George Davidson
Dec 24, 2020

No, Discord isn’t HIPAA compliant. Messages sent on Discord aren’t encrypted, so covered entities shouldn’t use this tool for protected health information (PHI).

Discord is a social media and mobile chat platform created for entertainment and personal communication. No encryption is available for messages sent through Discord, which means this platform doesn’t meet HIPAA requirements.

Also, Discord’s privacy policy states that the company collects information, including images, messages, and documents sent through the chat feature.

HIPAA requires privacy for all PHI communication and data storage, so covered entities shouldn’t use these tools. Other chat and messaging platforms are available for the healthcare industry, with specific security measures that meet HIPAA standards.

Since Discord isn’t HIPAA compliant, the company won’t sign a business associate agreement (BAA).


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Business Associate Agreement

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HIPAA Compliant

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Discord is a social media platform that makes it easy to create a digital space to hang out with friends and community. Features include private chat and invite-only group communication.

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