Privacy authorities across Europe approve Microsoft’s cloud commitments

Many of you have probably read or even seen broadcasts of our CEO Satya Nadella speak on our cloud-first, mobile-first world where we are focused on empowering people to get more done wherever they need to and on any device. Tomorrow you can hear more from Satya as he speaks on transforming data into action! – Tuesday, April 15th, 10am PDT.

imageLast week was important week for our cloud-first, mobile first strategy and for the protection of our customers’ privacy. The European Union’s data protection authorities have found that Microsoft’s enterprise cloud contracts meet the high standards of EU privacy law. This ensures that our customers can use Microsoft services to move data freely through our cloud from Europe to the rest of the world. Building on this approval, we will now take proactive steps to expand these legal protections to benefit all of our enterprise customers.

For more details on this important EU decision I suggest you take a look at the full blog post from Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft here. May the Cloud be with You! –   Jon C. Arnold