Microsoft 365 Defender data security and privacy

Important

The improved Microsoft 365 security center is now available. This new experience brings Defender for Endpoint, Defender for Office 365, Microsoft 365 Defender, and more into the Microsoft 365 security center. Learn what's new.

Applies to:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender

Microsoft 365 Defender operates in Microsoft Azure data centers in the European Union, The United Kingdom, and the United States. Customer data collected by the service is stored at rest in (a) the geographic location of the tenant as identified during provisioning or, (b) if Microsoft 365 Defender uses another Microsoft online service to process such data, the geolocation as defined by the data storage rules of that other online service.

Customer data in pseudonymized form might also be stored in central storage and processing systems in the United States.

For more information on the data storage and privacy information of the specific products, see: