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The European Data Protection Commission calls for improvements to Microsoft's contracts with EU institutions


Η European Commission for Data Protection (European Data Protection Supervisor-EDPS) deals with Microsoft, as, as she (the committee) points out, there are 'serious concernon Microsoft's contracts with the European Union institutions. The committee thinks that some can be done improvements, in order to have more compliance with the regulations on protection of data.

On the occasion of scrutiny of Microsoft's contracts with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, the committee said there was "significant room for improvement". Improvements relate to contracts with all the institutions of the European Union.

The committee argues that changes should also be made to Microsoft's contracts with public and private organizations as well as with EU citizens.

“Although the investigation is ongoing, the preliminary ones Results reveal serious concerns about compliance with data protection and compliance regulations products And the services Microsoft to the European institutions, ”the committee said.

Η research on Microsoft products and their use by the EU institutions began in April. The reason was the discovery 8 GDPR violations related to ProPlus and Office 365.

The General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) came into force in May of 2018. The rules they help to give users more control over their personal data.

Microsoft has said it will make the necessary changes to comply with the committee's requirements.

“We are committed to helping our customers comply with it GDPR ”, the company said.

"We are in discussions with our clients in the EU institutions and will soon announce the necessary changes that will address concerns such as those reported by EDPS."


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