In a blog post, Microsoft promises that if it receives a request from a government to share data, it would always challenge it. Wherever legally possible, it will try to protect the data on their servers, the company claims.
Microsoft says that in the event the company is forced to disclose customer data in a way that violates the GDPR, it will give monetary compensation to the customers in question.
The company hasn’t disclosed the amount of money would be involved in the event of user data being released. Microsoft has named the tightened policy Defending Your Data. The new terms and conditions will apply immediately to customers in both the public and enterprise sectors.
Microsoft had some catching up to do in terms of data policy. In 2019, it was found that some of the contracts it had with bodies within the EU did not fully meet the requirements of the GDPR. The company has since adjusted its policy accordingly.