back to article You're about to gouda major change in Microsoft cloud security after Redmond agrees to go Dutch on data

Microsoft says it will be making a data protection deal it struck with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security into a global policy for its cloud services. Under the new outline for its Online Services Terms (OST) agreement for enterprise customers, Microsoft says it will take the responsibility as the legal data controller …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So are they going to stop slurping

    or continue to do it but in a GDPR-compliant fashion ?

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "Microsoft says it will take the responsibility as the legal data processor for all of its commercial cloud services"

    Except that it can't. It's subject to the US CLOUD Act.

    1. uncle sjohie

      It depends, if they have a (tax) subsidiary company in the EU like Apple and Facebook in Ireland, of Alphabet in the Netherlands, some of their revenue might be within reach of GDPR fines, Fines that can amount to 4% of annual global turnover per incident.

    2. imanidiot Silver badge

      This. It remains to be seen what happens when MS gets caught between 2 conflicting laws. And I get the sneaking suspicion MS might be more inclined to listen to the US and take the risk of anyone in the EU actually noticing and taking action.

  3. Kiwi Silver badge

    Dontcha mean..

    Julie Brill, Mirosoft chief privacy officer and corporate VP for global privacy and regulatory affairs, explained.

    Don't you mean "privvy officer"?

    "As a processor, Microsoft ensures the integrity and safety of customer data, but that data itself is owned, managed and controlled by the customer."

    Coz you know that's all a load of crap.

    MS will 'check the integrity' by going through it with a fine-tooth comb, and will ensure it's safety by snaffling a copy of it for as long as they can possibly manage to keep it and give anyone trying to remove their data the run around.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Dontcha mean..Users cannot fully turn the data slurp OFF

      You can't full turn the MS Data Slurp off.

      Get in line for a "bung"

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "Microsoft ensures the integrity and safety of customer data"

    Bold words, especially since a US judge can want access to said data wherever it is in the world.

    Not only that, but now Microsoft is committing itself to guaranteeing that the data will remain available to the customer and never be either lost or corrupted. I wonder how that is going to play out.

    1. Wellyboot Silver badge

      Re: "Microsoft ensures the integrity and safety of customer data"

      Given that their main operating systems stability has been less than ideal at times perhaps they've been perfecting their ability to backup & restore?

      Where's the half joke icon?

  5. Unep Eurobats

    'to gouda major change'

    Is that 'to get a major change'? My Dutch isn't brilliant but I'm pretty edam sure it's not pronounced anything like that.

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