Microsoft announces changes to contracts following EU investigation

Following concerns, Microsoft has officially announced it would modify its commercial cloud contracts. Microsoft states that the changes to contractual terms will apply globally and to all its commercial customers — whether public or private sector entity, or large or small business. According to TechCrunch, the European data protection supervisor had previously warned that an investigation into contractual terms for Microsoft’s cloud services had raised serious concerns about compliance with the GDPR. ZDNet also reports that the changes appear to be designed to describe more specifically how Microsoft uses a subset of data it collects.