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Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard

     
4:55 am on Feb 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2015/02/16/microsoft-adopts-first-international-cloud-privacy-standard/ [blogs.microsoft.com]

Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard

Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the world’s first international standard for cloud privacy. It’s another reason customers can move with confidence to the Microsoft Cloud.

The standard in question may seem technical, but it has important practical benefits for enterprise customers around the world. It’s known as ISO/IEC 27018 [iso.org], and it was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to establish a uniform, international approach to protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud.
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While their actions are laudable and adopting uniform standards is great, especially for user confidence, once something is out there, it can be misused, accessed or hacked.

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8:36 pm on Feb 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Forgive me, but I don't see anything about encryption in this privacy standard.Surely that would be a first and foremost requirement.