Who can access your data and on what terms

You can access your own customer data at any time, for any reason. However, Microsoft business cloud services take strong measures to help protect data from unauthorized access and inappropriate use.

Who can access your data

Microsoft business cloud services take strong measures to help protect your customer data from inappropriate access or use by unauthorized persons. This includes restricting access by Microsoft personnel and subcontractors, and carefully defining requirements for responding to government requests for customer data. However, you can access your own customer data at any time and for any reason.

Access your customer data anytime

You can access your data anytime during your Microsoft subscription. Azure, Dynamics 365, Intune, and Office 365 subscribers can retrieve data without notification. Keep your data if you end your subscription.


Limited access to customer data

We take strong measures to help protect customer data from inappropriate access or use by unauthorized persons, either external or internal, and to prevent customers from gaining access to one another’s data.

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Government requests for customer data

Microsoft ensures there are no “back doors” and no direct or unfettered government access to your data. We impose special requirements for government and law enforcement requests for customer data.

Additional data access resources

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Microsoft Online Services Privacy Statement

Learn about the personal data Microsoft processes, how we process it, and for what purposes.

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Microsoft licensing terms and documentation

Access licensing terms, conditions, and supplemental information relevant to the use of products and services licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs.

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Data collection information

Learn about the kinds of data we collect.

1 The information on this page applies to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection but does not apply to other Windows services and to Bing Search Services.

2 Note: For information about how subprocessors are used when Microsoft provides commercial support or other professional services, including in support of online services, please see the Microsoft Professional Services and suppliers section of the Trust Center.