20 December 2012 – Microsoft addresses privacy concerns on both sides of the Atlantic
Microsoft has moved to make its Office 365 cloud-based service more attractive to US and European customers concerned with legal issues around data sovereignty. The company has added support for the European Commission’s “Model Clauses”, which regulate how personal data is stored even when the physical location of the data storage lays beyond the borders of the European Economic Area.
In the US, Microsoft has moved to comply with strict Department of Health (DoH) regulations around patient data privacy and protection. The company will include Business Associate Agreement contract provisions originally drafted by the DoH in compliance with the for all service agreements with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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