Microsoft Threat Protection data security and privacy


Welcome to Microsoft 365 Defender, the new name for Microsoft Threat Protection. Read more about this and other updates here. We'll be updating names in products and in the docs in the near future

Applies to:

  • Microsoft Threat Protection

Microsoft Threat Protection 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 Threat Protection 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: