Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Cloud Computing Privacy at Microsoft, Part 2

In my last post, I discussed the three tenets that encompass Microsoft’s approach to cloud computing privacy: responsibility, transparency and choice.   In part two of this interview, Brendon Lynch, Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer explains how these three tenets work using Office 365 as an example.

Cloud customers are looking for cloud providers to provide them with information that clearly defines the ways that the cloud provider manages and uses customer data.  In the case of Office 365, Microsoft provides its customers with the Office 365 Trust Center.  The Trust Center gives cloud customers the information they are looking for, in plain language, on exactly how Microsoft handles and uses data gathered in customers’ interactions with Office 365.  The Trust Center details commitments Microsoft makes to Office 365 customers in six key privacy areas: Data Use Limits; Administrative Access; Geographic Boundaries; Third Parties; Security, Audits, and Certifications; and Regulatory Compliance.


If you haven’t seen the other videos in this series, you can check them out below:
Cloud Fundamentals Video Series

Please check back on this blog regularly as we continue the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series and explore topics that are important for IT professionals and business decision makers who are interested in cloud security, privacy, and reliability.


About the Author
Tim Rains

Director, Cybersecurity & Cloud Strategy

Tim Rains has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry across several disciplines including engineering, consulting, and marketing communications roles. He currently manages security marketing and corporate communications in the Trustworthy Computing division at Microsoft. His expertise ranges Read more »