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Data Encryption - PayPal

Data Encryption


Safeguarding your financial and personal information is one of our most important priorities. That’s why we automatically encrypt all sensitive information sent between your computer and our servers.

Your computer:

When registering or logging in to our site, we verify that your internet browser is running Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 (SSL) or higher.

In transit:

Information is protected by SSL with an encryption key length of 168 bits (the highest level commercially available).

PayPal servers:

Your personal information is stored on our servers and heavily guarded, both physically and electronically. To further shield your credit card and bank numbers, we do not directly connect our firewall-protected servers to the internet.

Find out more.

  • To learn more about how we protect buyers, visit Buying Safely.
  • For more information about our powerful fraud-fighting tips, tools, and technology, go to the Security Center.