A big milestone was achieved this week. The Article 29 Working Party, a collection of 28 European Union data protection authorities, announced that Microsoft’s contractual approach to enterprise cloud services is in line with EU data protection law.

Microsoft is the first company to receive this approval, which has significant implications for enterprises of all sizes, both in Europe and across the world, that want reassurance on the privacy and security of their data.

You can read more about what this announcement means for Microsoft and its customers in this blog post from our General Counsel, Brad Smith.