Publishing guidelines - AWS Data Exchange User Guide

Publishing guidelines

The following guidelines outline restrictions for listing products on AWS Data Exchange. As a provider, you are responsible for complying with these guidelines and the Terms and Conditions for AWS Marketplace Sellers. AWS may update these guidelines from time to time. AWS removes any product that breaches these guidelines and may suspend the provider from future use of the service.


If you are enrolled in the Extended Provider Program (currently in Preview), sections 2 and 3 below do not apply and are replaced with the restrictions set forth in the Extended Provider Program Addendum to the Terms and Conditions for AWS Marketplace Providers. For more information about eligibility for the Extended Provider Program, contact AWS Support or send an email message to>.

AWS Data Exchange Publishing Guidelines for Data Products

  1. Your data products may not contain any illegal content, viruses, malware, or any other material that is harmful to others.

  2. Your data products may not include information that can be used to identify any person, unless that information is already legally available to the public. Permitted examples include newspaper articles, open court records, public company filings, or public online profiles.

  3. The following categories of information must be aggregated or anonymized so that no person in your data product can be identified: biometric or genetic data, health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex or sexual orientation, trade union membership, personal payment or financial information (for example, credit history), or other similar categories of sensitive information.

    Some examples of datasets that can be included on AWS Data Exchange: (1) Historic stock prices for public companies, (2) Names of judges and their court opinions, and (3) Aggregated or anonymized research findings from pharmaceutical drug studies.

    Some examples of datasets that are prohibited on AWS Data Exchange: (1) Lists of names organized by race, (2) Geo-location data that can be used to identify a person, and (3) protected health information under HIPAA.

  4. You should carefully consider how subscribers may and may not use your data products, and you should clearly include this information in your Data Subscription Agreement (DSA).

  5. Product listing descriptions must be accurate, contain valid contact information, and note if any data has been aggregated or anonymized.

  6. You may not use AWS Data Exchange to promote any other products or solutions not listed on AWS Marketplace, except for products or solutions that are not compatible with AWS Marketplace.

If you have questions about the eligibility of your dataset, contact AWS Support or send an email message to After you've reviewed the publishing guidelines for data products on AWS Data Exchange, and you've confirmed that your dataset can be listed, you can create your product.