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Microsoft Allows Its EU Public & Commercial Sector Customers To Store & Process Data In The Region

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has allowed public and commercial sector customers in the European Union to store and process all of their data in the region, amid growing demand from some clients. Microsoft to complete the implementation of all engineering work required to execute the decision by the end of next year and apply it to all its core cloud services, including Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365.

Currently, Microsoft operates data centers in 13 European countries, including France, Germany, Ireland, and Sweden. Data storage has become so large and distributed for big companies, making it difficult for them to understand where their data resides and if it complies with rules such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR is designed to protect the privacy rights of EU individuals and applies to all companies processing or controlling the personal information of EU residents, regardless of where those firms are located.

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(Read Original Story: Microsoft to allow EU customers to process, store data in the region in Reuters)


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