The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect a year from tomorrow. While some companies have already started working toward GDPR compliance, Gartner believes that less than 50 percent of all organizations will fully comply with the GDPR when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018, writes Julia White, Microsoft corporate vice president of Azure, Hybrid Cloud, Enterprise Security and Management.
“We know that the cloud can help dramatically increase that compliance rate, and we are dedicated to helping our customers on this journey,” White says.
Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft established its Trusted Cloud Principles to guide Microsoft Cloud technology, White says. “These principles include security, privacy, compliance and transparency. These investments align closely with the intentions of the GDPR, and because of this, the Microsoft Cloud can uniquely provide an expedited journey to GDPR compliance.”
To learn more, read White’s post on The Official Microsoft Blog.
Microsoft News Center Staff
Tags: GDPR, Privacy and Security