Security and Confidentiality

Descript treats your security, privacy, and data confidentiality as top priorities.

How we use your data

When you add or edit audio, video, and other media to a Descript Project, it is synced to our secure servers. This allows us to provide you with access anywhere, instant collaboration, and automatic backups.

Your Project information is confidential. We don’t use it for marketing, we don't sell it - we don’t even look at it ourselves without your explicit permission (e.g. to provide customer service). Read more in our terms of service.

Built with technology that prioritizes security and confidentiality

Descript uses Google’s Speech-to-Text service to provide transcription. Google cannot use/access the data for any purpose other than completing the transcription, and deletes it from their servers shortly after completing the service. As the only HIPAA compliant automatic transcription service, Google offers the highly and privacy-friendly transcription. For details, check out Google Cloud’s Security Whitepaper and Data Processing Terms.

After the initial transcription, Descript stores your audio and transcription data on Amazon AWS, the same service used by the CIA and thousands of other organizations that prioritize security.

All communication is encrypted over HTTPS, the industry standard for secure internet transactions. This means that the data that you send to and from Descript is secure, even if your network is not secure (e.g. even if you are on a public Wi-Fi network).

Deleting your data: You have the right to be forgotten

When you delete a Project from Descript, we delete it permanently from our servers, in compliance with GDPR. If you delete your user account, all data associated with your account is permanently deleted.

White Glove (Human Transcription) Security

If you request our White Glove transcription service, by its nature, people will be required to access your audio. These Descript employees and vendors are all operating under strict confidentiality agreements.