Privacy and data security
We recognize privacy as a fundamental human right. We work to preserve our customers’ ability to control their data and make informed choices to protect their privacy.
Facial recognition technologyMicrosoft President Brad Smith calls for government regulation and for developing norms around acceptable uses of facial recognition technology.
Putting customers in control of their dataMicrosoft commits to making sure that our offerings comply with GDPR and we extend GDPR’s Data Subject Rights to all our consumer customers around the world.
Ensuring the free flow of informationJulie Brill addresses data protection and privacy commissioners in Hong Kong, and why the free flow of information helps everyone benefit from technology.
Our commitment and approach
Microsoft product development and privacy practices focus on six key privacy principles.
No content-based targeting
We’re driving compliance across our cloud, helping users view and control their activity, and engaging with stakeholders on the future or artificial intelligence.
FY18 reporting resources
Get the bigger picture
Explore key resources to learn more about our work in privacy and data security.