Empowerment begins with trust

Microsoft provides strong customer data protection. We are transparent about our practices, and we stand up for our customer’s rights.

Our commitment to you

We are transparent about the specific policies, operational practices, and technologies that help you ensure the security, compliance, and privacy of your data across Microsoft services.


1. You control your data.
2. We are transparent about where data is located and how it is used.
3. We secure data at rest and in transit.
4. We defend your data.

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“Security and compliance is never a destination, it’s always a journey. We believe that Microsoft tools and cloud services offer great assistance as we travel down that path of continuous improvement.”

Marc Elkins, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, Cerner

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“Microsoft fully supports our commitment to security and data privacy as defined by internal and customer-driven requirements...This was a major differentiator for us.”

Peter Baker, Senior IT Director, EMCOR Group

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“We consider data and user privacy, security by design, and ethical use of AI as key elements to promoting a human-centric digitization, and we know that Microsoft shares this vision with us.”

Enrique Blanco, Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO), Telefonica

Additional resources

Compliance offerings

Maintain compliance in the cloud with help from a comprehensive set of more than 90 offerings.

Law enforcement data requests

View the number of requests for customer data we receive from law enforcement agencies.

US national security orders report

View statistics about demands received from the US government pursuant to national security laws.

International export controls

Read an overview of international export control laws and regulations and Microsoft Office 365.