About Microsoft's Trusted Cloud

In a world where data breaches are daily occurrences and regulatory requirements for protecting data are growing, it's essential for organizations to choose a cloud service provider that makes every effort to protect customer data. Microsoft is committed to the highest levels of trust, transparency, standards conformance and regulatory compliance. Our broad suite of cloud products and services are all built from the ground up to address our customers’ most rigorous security and privacy demands.

Keeping trust at the heart of technology
Learn about Microsoft’s global approach to compliance and security.
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Think Cloud Compliance Whitepapers

An introduction to cloud computing for legal and compliance professionals
We introduce some basic concepts, definitions and examples related to cloud computing for non-technical audiences and address the questions that are raised by the shift to cloud computing for the legal and compliance community. 
Achieving trust and compliance in the cloud
Today’s in-house counsel must overcome a veritable obstacle course of compliance challenges and an expanding set of unique data security demands, privacy and data protection requirements. This article discusses Microsoft’s experience working to meet the exacting legal and compliance requirements of our customers around the world.
New international standards will help cloud customers
Vendor-neutral regulations that set minimum standards for the security and privacy of data transfers between cloud providers and cloud customers allow the cloud ecosystem to flourish. This article discusses a new international standard that makes it easier for organizations to systematically compare what different cloud providers are offering.
Protecting innovation in the cloud
Our goal is to help form a community that values and protects innovation and investment in the cloud. We want software developers to be able to focus on coding; just as we would like businesses and enterprises to be able to respond agilely to their customers’ changing needs without worrying about lawsuits. This article explains how the Azure IP Advantage Program addresses that goal. 
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of all regulations and their requirements, nor is it legal advice; rather it is intended to be a summary and to provide guidance to organizations on the types of issues they should consider. You should take advice on your cloud project from a qualified professional.