Stephen Bury writes on the Office 365 Blog:
Microsoft Office 365 is an online business service that was purposely built to optimize the flexibility, responsiveness, and efficiency of the cloud. It was also created with a strong emphasis on data protection and with Microsoft's three tenets of privacy - responsibility, transparency, and choice - at its core. This week we'll explore each principle as explained in the Microsoft whitepaper "Privacy in the Public Cloud: The Office 365 Approach" and on the Office 365 Trust Center, which provides a comprehensive overview of Microsoft's privacy and security practices.
Our commitment to responsibility is supported by our broad network of people that implement our privacy standards and provide guidance and training. For instance, if there is a privacy incident we have rigorous procedures to address the problem, diagnose the cause, and update our customers in a timely manner. Examples of how we approach privacy governance in Office 365 are outlined below.
In our next post we'll review transparency and how we strive to make information about our data protection policies and procedures readily available and easy to understand.