Microsoft, Google and UK make moves on sovereign data storage

EU and Big Tech have been negotiating over the handling of European data

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Microsoft, Google and UK make moves on sovereign data storage

In a move to align with the EU's GDPR, Microsoft has unveiled plans to exclusively store and process all personal data from its European users within the EU.

Julie Brill, corporate VP & chief privacy officer at Microsoft, confirmed the decision, saying that the company is updating the 'EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud.' The initiative, which ...

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