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India wants localization of cloud storage data in possible blow to big tech firms

A panel working on the Indian government’s cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its draft report seen by Reuters, a proposal that could deal a blow to global technology giants such as Amazon and Microsoft who offer such services.

Source: Exclusive: India panel wants localization of cloud storage data in possible blow to big tech firms | Reuters

Cloud data privacy for businesses unclear after Supreme Court drops Microsoft case

The case led to the CLOUD Act, which requires tech companies comply with court orders for data stored in the US and overseas.

After the passage of the CLOUD Act, the federal government attained a new warrant, which replaced the original warrant served on Microsoft in 2013. The court concluded Tuesday that there is no longer a “live dispute” between the US and Microsoft based on the legal changes, and directed the district court to dismiss the case.

Source: Cloud data privacy for businesses unclear after Supreme Court drops Microsoft case – TechRepublic

A blueprint to help business compliance leaders realize digital transformation

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It is the launchpad for companies across the economy transforming their business models to capitalize on the new opportunities being unleashed by innovations rapidly transforming our world.

However, digital transformation requires more than flipping a switch as companies find themselves navigating a new world of legal risk and compliance in their journey.

Today we are pleased to share the release of a new Microsoft book, “Digital Transformation in the Cloud: What enterprise leaders and their legal and compliance advisors need to know” to act as a guide, with Microsoft’s full perspective on the challenges and concerns businesses face when embracing digital transformation.

Source: A blueprint to help business compliance leaders realize digital transformation – Microsoft on the Issues

Advancing blockchain cybersecurity: Policy recommendations for growth and innovation

Blockchain technology presents many promising opportunities to accelerate digital transformation and reshape how organizations around the world, including governments, address operational challenges.

Policymakers are in the early stages of understanding blockchain and its potential use cases in regulated sectors, whether in financial services, healthcare, transportation, or retail and manufacturing. Microsoft has been part of this journey through blockchain deployments built on our Azure services, including Digital Identity ID2020, Project Ubin (with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Association of Banks in Singapore), and MiFID II Data Reconciliation (with UBS, Barclays, Credit Suisse and others).

Source: Advancing blockchain cybersecurity: Policy recommendations for growth and innovation – Microsoft on the Issues

US Supreme Court hears arguments in United States v. Microsoft

Today, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments in a case with major implications for the privacy profession. The dispute between Microsoft and the United States government has spanned several years and will determine whether the U.S. can compel Microsoft to turn over data stored on a server located outside of the United States via a warrant issued by a U.S. court under the Stored Communications Act.

The dispute between Microsoft and the United States government has spanned several years and will determine whether the U.S. can compel Microsoft to turn over data stored on a server located outside of the United States via a warrant issued by a U.S. court under the Stored Communications Act.

Source: US Supreme Court hears arguments in United States v. Microsoft

US Supreme Court weighs Microsoft privacy fight over data stored overseas

A major privacy rights fight between Microsoft and the Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week.

The nine justices will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that pits the interests of tech companies and privacy advocates in safeguarding customer data against the demands of law enforcement in obtaining information crucial to criminal and counterterrorism investigations.

Source: US Supreme Court weighs Microsoft privacy fight over data stored overseas

Microsoft 365 provides an information protection strategy to help with GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began as a regulatory requirement, is increasingly seen as a long-term opportunity to establish greater trust with customers and further unlock employee collaboration and productivity in many businesses.

Intelligent compliance solutions in Microsoft 365 support your journey to GDPR compliance by enabling you to assess and manage your compliance posture and leveraging the cloud to identify, classify, protect, and monitor sensitive data residing in hybrid and heterogeneous environments.

Source: Microsoft 365 provides an information protection strategy to help with GDPR

Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind proposals in Congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement — even as the issue heads for review before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches – Bloomberg

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