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Microsoft Agrees to Store Customer Data in Germany


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#1 Nikhil_CV

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 04:36 PM

US tech giant Microsoft has put new data centers in Germany under the control of Deutsche Telekom, the companies said Wednesday, in a move that will keep privacy-sensitive Germans' customer data in the country.

After scandals over US surveillance programs that spooked Europeans, Deutsche Telekom will serve as "custodian" for Microsoft's cloud-based services in Germany.

"All customer data will remain exclusively in Germany," Deutsche Telekom said in a statement, adding that the service will also be available to European clients outside Germany.

"With this partnership with T-Systems, Microsoft customers can choose a data protection level that complies with the requirements of German customers and many clients of the public sector," added Anette Bronder, director of Digital Division at the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems.

Microsoft runs its German cloud-based services through two data centers, where Deutsche Telekom will assume responsibility for "protection of customer data and access to it".

"Microsoft will have no access to the data if T-Systems or the customer do not allow it," the statement said, a point confirmed in a separate communique from the US group.

Trust in US tech companies has been shaken since former US National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed a worldwide surveillance program using user data harvested from Silicon Valley giants.

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Src: http://www.securityweek.com/microsoft-agrees-store-customer-data-germany


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 06:11 AM

Appears the German people are more concerned about their privacy than folks in the U.S.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:47 AM

The government at Germany has taken a great step.
They have the ability to foresee the user data handling for a long future.
Hope some more nations will come forward with such rules.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:19 PM

I'm not holding my breath for the USA to be one of them any time soon.
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:37 PM

Germany, it seems, is quite the world leader (though scandanavian countries might come close or equal) when it comes to the freedom and privacy of it's citizens. I hope that other nations choose to copy them.
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