Office 365 becomes only major cloud productivity service to comply with EU and US standards

Microsoft announced that Office 365, the company’s
next-generation cloud productivity service is offering information privacy and
security standards to customers operating in the European Union and United

As part of its contractual commitment to customers,
Microsoft will sign the EU’s Model Clauses, which will help customers certify
compliance with the European Commission’s Data Protection Directive, and the
U.S.-mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Along with furnishing the Model Clause provisions, Microsoft
has gone a step further than other cloud providers to include a data processing
agreement for EU customers.

Microsoft has a more complete approach to European data
protection and security laws than any other company, and we’re proud of the
work we’ve done to ensure the widest range of organizations can move to the
cloud with confidence or choose an equally functional on-premises option,” said
Jean-Philippe Courtois, president, Microsoft International.

As the first major cloud-based productivity service to
obtain certification under ISO/IEC 27001, Microsoft submits to a yearly audit
of its information security policy by an independent expert and shares the
results with its customers.

Additionally, Microsoft has developed its online services
to provide physical, administrative and technical safeguards that facilitate
full compliance with HIPAA requirements.

Microsoft is helps in removing the security concerns by
embedding privacy and security capabilities in Office 365 that enable health
organizations to address their HIPAA compliance requirements. Today, Office 365
can help hospitals, insurers, and clinics confidently empower their staff to be
efficient and productive anytime, anywhere while substantially reducing their
IT operating costs,” said Michael Robinson, general manager for U.S. Health and
Life Sciences at Microsoft.  

Microsoft also announced the availability of the Office
365 Trust Center. The site provides in-depth information about the privacy and
security practices for Office 365.

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