Microsoft GDPR Compliance

Thanks to Microsoft, GDPR Compliance just got Simpler

Microsoft has been working on updates since November 2017, that are designed to help businesses who are trying to ensure that they are compliant with GDPR. The new legislation came into effect in May 2018 and has changed the law surrounding the storage and processing of personal data.

Around that time, Microsoft announced the ‘General Availability’ status of their new compliance tools. Below, we’ve outlined some of their features and how they can aid your business’s GDPR compliance.

Organisations that fail to protect stored customer data could face a fine of €20 million or 4% of their annual turnover- whichever amount is greater.

To help businesses in their mission to become compliant, Microsoft is introducing the Compliance Manager Dashboard and Azure Information Protection Scanner.

Compliance Manager Dashboard

GDPR Compliance Manager Dashboard

Simply put, this tool allows organisations to see their compliance status in regard to GDPR.

Compliance Manager can be used to assess “Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 Business and Enterprise subscribers in public clouds,” according to Microsoft’s announcement.

By using the ‘Compliance Score’ feature, users will be shown a risk assessment on their dashboard. Following this, users will be presented with recommendations to help with GDPR compliance.

Azure Information Protection Scanner

This scanner works to check for sensitive information in an organisation’s e-mails and attached documents. It then allows the user to classify and protect said files.

It can be used to discover sensitive files at an organisation’s premises when they are stored on Windows Server or network-attached drives, as well as at SharePoint Server data stores.

Azure Information Protection Scanner
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