We strive to earn the trust of our customers, employees, communities, and partners by committing to privacy, security, the responsible use of AI, and transparency.
Adhere to privacy principles
We build our products and services with privacy from the ground up and align them to clear privacy principles. We were early supporters of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the first major tech company to expand GDPR's core rights to all our customers.
Balance privacy and public safety
There is a balancing act between keeping customers' information private and the legitimate needs of governments and law enforcement to access information to keep the community safe. We've published principles we believe should govern the way they access personal data.
Fight digital crime
Our Digital Crimes Unit investigates cybercrime and takes action to keep our customers safe in the digital age. We promote digital peace and support the global development of cybersecurity policies to mitigate risk and advance norms.
Strengthen digital safety
Technology can break down boundaries, but we must preserve its safe use and the free exchange of ideas. Microsoft integrates safety by design across our products and services. We advance digital safety law and policies consistent with a free, open, and secure internet.
Promote digital diplomacy
We use our voice to ensure others don't use technology to harm communities, economies, and the institutions that underpin our way of life. We support the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace as an important step toward digital peace.
Develop responsible AI
We're putting responsible AI into practice throughout Microsoft. We’ve adopted AI principles to guide how we design, develop, and deploy our products. The Office of Responsible AI—alongside other internal groups—ensures we align to these principles.
Regulate facial recognition
New AI technologies like facial recognition have great potential to address societal issues but can interfere with fundamental human rights if misused. We've called for thoughtful government regulation and adopted our own principles and practices for responsible use.
Commit to transparency
We understand that transparency is foundational to earning trust. We provide detailed information on how we run our business in our reports hub, which provides a single, consolidated view of key reports and resources related to our programs and progress.