Europe & UK

November 18, 2019

Microsoft updates terms on data privacy

[ by Kavita Krishnan ]


European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) – the European Union’s data watchdog had opened an investigation in April to assess whether Microsoft’s contracts with the European Commission and other EU institutions met data protection rules. In October, it raised concerns about compliance.

The European Data Protection Supervisor is an independent supervisory authority whose primary objective is to ensure that European institutions and bodies respect the right to privacy and data protection when they process personal data and develop new policies.

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

Microsoft issued a statement on its website addressing the issue and stated that the company will increase its data protection responsibilities for a subset of processing which the company engages in while providing enterprise services.

The company which is 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.

Related Post

latest News

  • RBI Puts Lakshmi Vilas Bank And Indiabulls Housing Finance Under The Scanner After PIL Filed In the Delhi High Court

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has begun scrutiny of the managements of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) and Indiabulls Housing Finance (IHF) which were ...

    Read More
  • SC To Hear Chidambaram’s Bail Petition After He Cites Delhi HC’s ‘Cut, Copy, Paste Job’ Order As His Ground To Seek Bail

    The Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to hear the bail petition of Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enfor...

    Read More
  • Chief Justice Of India Recuses From Hearing Navlakha’s Plea To Quash FIR Against Him In The Bhima Koregaon Case

    Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recused from hearing the plea filed by Gautam Navlakha seeking the quashing of an FIR registered against him i...

    Read More