Dutchie becomes first full stack technology platform to earn compliance certification for Consumer Data Protection
Third party verifies Dutchie POS, Ecommerce, and payments offerings compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect personal data
Dutchie — the technology platform powering cannabis commerce — today announced that the company became the first full stack technology platform serving the cannabis industry to earn a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 compliance certification with a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) attestation – showcasing Dutchie’s commitment to protecting all sensitive customer information. The compliance was verified by a third party auditor and applies to Dutchie POS, Ecommerce, and payments offerings.
“Cannabis operators face the most difficult operating conditions of any modern business,” said Dutchie’s Chief Technology Officer Chris Ostrowski. “Data security and privacy regulations such as HIPAA are in place to protect patients and customers from abuse – but can be a challenge for operators to comply with. It is a testament to our team and technology to become the first platform serving the cannabis industry to earn one of the highest levels of compliance certification. We enable our customers to create safe and easy access to cannabis, and this distinction furthers that mission.”
As the cannabis industry grows and increasingly handles sensitive consumer and personal data, the threat of hacks, data leaks, and fraud is immense. To ensure data is protected across its offerings, Dutchie underwent a rigorous third-party audit to examine customer data security, availability, and confidentiality across solutions. With the addition of SOC 2 Type 1, Dutchie is the first cannabis technology provider to achieve a HIPAA attestation, which is critical for enterprise and Multi-State Operators (MSO) businesses.
Some markets require dispensaries and their business associates to be HIPAA compliant, meaning they prove efforts to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal health information (PHI). Legally classified as a “business associate,” Dutchie is compliant with regulations under HIPAA and earned this certification to support customers in any market.
This certification is just the latest in Dutchie’s developments to best support dispensaries and advance safe and easy access for all. Dutchie’s fully-integrated digital payment and point-of-sale solutions reduce reliance on cash and support retailers’ operations. To learn more about Dutchie, visit: https://business.dutchie.com/.
Dutchie is the fastest-growing cannabis technology platform powering cannabis commerce, streamlining dispensary operations, and providing safe and easy access for consumers. Powering over 5,000 dispensaries throughout the U.S. and Canada and facilitating over $14 billion in sales annually, Dutchie is a one-stop-shop, providing solutions for point-of-sale, eCommerce, seamless payments, and more. Dutchie is currently valued at $3.75 billion.
Dutchie aims to open minds to the positive societal change that cannabis brings to the world. Dutchie’s solutions directly serve dispensaries and consumers alike, garnering recognition as one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in North America and LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups for two years running. To learn more, please visit: https://dutchie.com.