Microsoft created the Microsoft Cloud Germany for commercial customers in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Microsoft is committed to protecting the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive customer data for all its cloud-based services, including Azure. As Brad Smith - President and Chief Legal Officer stated, “As a global company we’ve long recognized that if people around the world are to trust the technology they use, they need to have confidence that their personal information will be protected by the laws of their own country.”
Thus, Microsoft created the Microsoft Cloud Germany for commercial customers in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Customer now can store and manage customer data in compliance with applicable German laws and regulations as well as key international standards, using the Microsoft developed data trustee model that provides, and enables European customers to move to the cloud. Document here provides details on the Data Trustee Model.