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Microsoft to store and process all EU data in EU

Microsoft Corp. President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith announced in a blog post on Thursday Microsoft's pledge that all cloud-based data of commercial and public sector customers located in the European Union will be stored and processed within the EU.

The preparatory engineering work necessary for the implementation of the project called EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud has already begun and will be complete by the end of 2022. The plan covers Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 services. Smith emphasized that it is already possible to store data in the EU on request, while only Azure currently allows customers to also process data in the EU.

"The new step we’re taking builds on our already strong portfolio of solutions and commitments that protect our customers’ data, and we hope today’s update is another step toward responding to customers that want even greater data residency commitments," Smith said.

Breaking the News / MJ