Microsoft does not respect the GDPR and risks big problems with the European authorities

A German report finds that Microsoft 365 on the cloud is not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The firm had however reviewed its contracts in September 2022. Insufficient changes according to the German authorities, who accuse Microsoft of being too vague in its formulations.

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Microsoft’s suite of productivity apps, Microsoft 365 is in trouble with the German authorities. The software would be incompatible with the data protection laws of Germany and the rest of the European Union.

According to a report by the Datenschutzkonferenzwhich has been dealing with data protection issues since 1979, Microsoft is still breaking the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which entered into force on May 25, 2018.

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In Germany, a working group was launched in September 2020, bringing together several authorities on German data management, the equivalent of the CNIL at the federal or Länder level, the regions. Today, therefore, it is criticized Microsoft for being too vague in its formulations.

In broad outline, the Mountain View firm would not indicate enough how are the data of the users of Microsoft 365 on the cloud. The German working group considers that an addendum, published in September 2022, did not bring ” substantial improvements on these points.

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Many other problems are raised by the German authorities, who consider in particular that the transfer of personal data of German and European customers of Microsoft 365 on the cloud to the United States is not sufficiently clear.

The American company claims to be “ respectfully disagree with the concerns raised by the Datenschutzkonferenz “. She explains to TechCrunch have already implemented many changes “suggested in their data protection conditions, even if it undertakes ” to address remaining concerns “.

Source: Datenschutzkonferenz

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