Compliance

In a world where data breaches and government requests for access to online customer information are daily occurrences, it is 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 the most rigorous security and privacy demands of our customers.

To help organizations comply with national, regional, and industry-specific requirements governing the collection and use of individuals’ data, Microsoft provides the most comprehensive set of compliance offerings (including certifications and attestations) of any cloud service provider.

The Trust Center site provides legal and compliance teams with a comprehensive repository of information resources designed to help them understand and verify the compliance requirements of their organization’s cloud deployments.

Compliance topics

Microsoft provides compliance information on the Trust Center site to help the legal and compliance community to:

  • Understand the requirements and implications of standards conformance and regulatory compliance for cloud computing workloads
  • Articulate the value of compliance, how to use it as a competitive advantage and make more informed purchase decisions
  • Learn how Microsoft protects customers by requiring that all government requests for data access strictly respect proper legal procedures and due process

Think Cloud Compliance initiative

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As part of the Microsoft legal group’s Think Cloud Compliance initiative, we are creating a series of white papers and other resources to help you meet compliance and learn more about our commitment to build trust in our cloud services.

Keeping trust at the heart of technology

Brad Smith

Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, talks about trust in his open letter to the legal and compliance community.

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