Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

Microsoft Privacy

Microsoft said on Monday it was updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with European Union institutions failed to protect data in line with EU law.

The EDPS, the EU's data watchdog, opened an investigation in April to assess whether Microsoft's contracts with the European Commission and other EU institutions met data protection rules. It raised concerns about compliance in October.

In a statement on its website addressing the issue, Microsoft said: "We will increase our data protection responsibilities for a subset of processing that Microsoft engages in when we provide enterprise services."

The company, the only major cloud provider to offer such terms in the European Economic Area and beyond, expects to offer the new provisions to public sector and enterprise customers in early 2020.

Source: Reuters 18 November, Brussels 

Reporting: Marine Strauss

Copyright Lyonsdown Limited 2021

Top Articles

New England's largest energy supplier Eversource suffers major data leak

New England’s energy provider Eversource suffered a massive data leak in March that compromised the personal information of thousands of customers.

Remote workers use personal tech to avoid monitoring

A quarter of UK remote workers use personal tech over work devices to avoid being watched.

Defending against the next generation of privacy threats

The use of Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies means that some of today’s more sinister privacy threats are easy to miss.

Related Articles