BANGALORE, INDIA: Microsoft Corp. announced that Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service, has obtained ISO/IEC 27001 certification and will offer information privacy and security standards for customers operating in the European Union and United States.
Microsoft will sign the EU’s Model Clauses, which will help customers certify compliance with the European Commission’s stringent Data Protection Directive, and the US-mandated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Microsoft also announced the availability of the Office 365 Trust Center. The site provides information about the privacy and security practices for Office 365 and was recently.
The new site can be accessed at http://trust.office365.com.
Along with furnishing the Model Clause provisions, Microsoft has also included a data processing agreement for EU customers.
“Developing cloud based productivity tools that meet the needs of European businesses means more than simply building apps in a browser,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International. “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.”