Microsoft has announced new solutions for companies using their system on EU territory – “EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud”. What do these changes mean? Certainly, data processing in the EU, better cloud availability and even greater data security in cloud solutions.
As part of the announced plan, the data processed in the organizations will not have to be transferred outside the EU and will remain within its borders. Microsoft’s commitment applies to all cloud-based solutions: Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. The company’s efforts to ensure compliance and the highest data security have already begun. Microsoft plans to implement the project “EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud” by 2022.
Microsoft is a guarantee of security
It’s worth to emphasize that cloud solutions are compliant with EU law requirements. This applies to data security or GDPR. Already, many services within the Azure cloud can be adapted to process data in the European Union. However, no matter where your data is processed, Microsoft uses world-class encryption and robust lockbox solutions.
Microsoft has already started work so that basic cloud services can both store and process in the EU all personal data of users from the commercial and public sectors in the EU. The plan includes all personal data contained in diagnostic data and data generated by services, as well as personal data used in providing technical support.
EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud – Microsoft’s data center available in 13 European countries
It is worth recalling that already in 2009 Microsoft opened the first data center in Europe. Currently, Microsoft operates (or announced the opening) data centers in 13 countries: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The hubs provide cloud services that help drive digital transformation, increase competitiveness, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.