Tuesday, 9 April 2019

EU Data Supervisor Probes EU Bodies' Software Bargains With Microsoft

EU data protection authorities are currently investigating if other EU institutions and the European Commission comply within their own software deals with Microsoft.

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), that tracks the bloc's 70 associations in their GDPR compliance, established its analysis on Monday.

The research will check in the Microsoft goods and services employed by the associations and if the contractual arrangements between the U.S. software firm are GDPR-compliant.

"They have a responsibility to make sure that any contractual agreements respect the rules and also to identify and mitigate any risks," he explained.

Penalties can be imposed by the EDPS up to EUR.

Microsoft said it had been prepared to help its clients.

"We are dedicated to helping our clients comply with GDPR, Regulation 2018/1725, along with other relevant laws and therefore are convinced that our contractual agreements make it possible for clients to accomplish this," Microsoft explained.

The EDPS stated a few of the information security concerns could be comparable to issues increased regarding the information accumulated through Microsoft ProPlus, including favorite software such as Microsoft Word composing software and Microsoft Outlook email.

The concern associated with data stored in a database from the United States that the Netherlands said introduced threats to customers' privacy. The business made a few alterations to comply with EU rules.
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