The “Cloud for Global Good” is Microsoft’s policy roadmap, designed to assist lawmakers and policy influencers with a set of recommendations to advance the digital transformation opportunities that the cloud presents.
The Cloud for Global Good policy roadmap is grounded in our optimism of a future powered by the cloud, and our commitment to realize the social and economic benefits of cloud computing for everyone, ensuring that no one is left behind. The roadmap covers a range of policy areas and provides a comprehensive set of recommendations and considerations mapped to three core principles.
A Trusted Cloud
We need to address personal privacy, government access to data, cross-border data flows, cybersecurity norms, and cybercrime prevention.
A Responsible Cloud:
We need to balance human rights with public safety, preventing technology fraud and online exploitation, promoting environmental sustainability, and addressing the emerging policy issues around AI.
An Inclusive Cloud
We need to enable affordable and ubiquitous broadband access, digital literacy, next generation skills, including those for people with disabilities, and capable of supporting businesses of every size.
We’ll continue to update this policy roadmap to reflect the changing priorities of lawmakers and policy influencers, and will expand on issues where we feel special attention and further exploration is warranted. Furthermore, we’ll continue to showcase the digital transformation of our customers and how they’re innovating on the cloud. In FY18 we’ll focus on aligning the policy roadmap with the digital transformation agenda of governments, businesses, and civil society to better highlight where public policy can be as transformational as the technology itself.Read our cloud policy roadmap.