Finnish Tax Administration builds citizens’ trust with a more secure cloud platform
Learn how Finland’s tax administration is using Azure and Microsoft E5 to safely handle and protect sensitive citizen data.
National Security Officer at Microsoft Nederland
Safeguard, transparency and legal protection.
Microsoft Teams enables remote working and learning. Especially now that many people across the world suddenly find themselves forced to work from home by COVID-19, Microsoft Teams offers support. This support is subject to responsible capacity management.
That’s why we announced on March 5 that Microsoft provides Teams for free.
Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based solution that brings benefits in functionality, reliability, and flexibility. But it can also raise questions about privacy and security; what about the control of your data, where are your data stored and how is security handled?
Microsoft values the importance to ensuring the privacy and security of your data. We use six basic principles in all of our technology, including transparency, security and legal protection. We also respect local legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Many Microsoft products, including Teams, are intended for use by organizations, such as schools and businesses. Additional contractual commitments are applicable to these Online Services. A summary of the most important assurances are listed below:
We believe that stronger privacy protection and information security should benefit our customers everywhere through greater transparency and accountability. Microsoft continues to work to stay in line with the evolving legal interpretations of legislation, such as GDPR and new security threats, on behalf of our customers. For example, feedback from customers like the Dutch Ministry of Justice & Security has led to the worldwide roll-out of a number of new privacy tools in our key services and further tightening of our privacy conditions . Microsoft is currently the only major cloud provider offering such terms in both the European Economic Area (EEA) and beyond.