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Microsoft Privacy Tool Aims to Boost EU, U.S. State Compliance

Oct. 19, 2021, 4:59 PM

Microsoft Corp. is launching a privacy management tool for its 365 software to assist customers with compliance for international and state-level privacy laws, the company announced Tuesday.

Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 identifies privacy risks associated with personal data in products like email and determines whether data is being overshared, transferred, or unused, according to another company blog post. The management system also automates efforts to mitigate risks.

One of its aims is to help organizations comply with privacy rules such as European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, which restricts the flow of personal data across ...

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