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Security & controls

Industry-leading cloud security

Industry-leading cloud security

Security that supports productivity

Employees love the anytime, anywhere convenience of cloud-based services, and they expect on-demand services in the workplace. Office 365 secures your data without creating business roadblocks for your employees and customers.

A matter of trust

Office 365 is built from the ground up on guiding principles that are coded into the service: security, compliance, and privacy. It is verified to meet global compliance standardslike ISO 27001, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA, FISMA, and others.

Built-in capabilities and customer controls

Office 365 delivers best practices in data center design, data loss prevention, Rights Management Services, and Group Policy settings that enable fine-grained controls over sensitive data.

The right to privacy

The right to privacy

Built-in privacy and control

In 2013, Microsoft received a national security letterfrom the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requesting an enterprise customer’s account information. We fought the request in court because we value your privacy and right to control what happens with your business data. That commitment to privacy and control is built into Office 365.

The Microsoft approach to privacy

We take a no-compromise approach to privacy when it comes to your business data, and the key principles to support this approach are built into Office 365. We value privacy as a human right and we are prepared to defend that right.

Privacy controls in Office 365

Encryption, multi-factor authentication, and logical isolation of customer data protect your information by default in Office 365. We provide full transparency regarding where your data is stored, who can access it, and under what conditions.

Safeguarding your enterprise data

Safeguarding your enterprise data

Compliance simplified

Office 365 gives you built-in tools that can help ensure that your company data remains secure and that complex compliance regulations are upheld.

Avoid fines and penalties

Office 365’s built-in capabilities—based on decades of Microsoft experience with compliance—help you keep compliance requirements under control, without interrupting your employees’ daily workflows.

Privacy and control by design

Our Data Processing Agreement addresses privacy, security, and handling of customer data, which helps you comply with local regulations. Our engineers build controls into Office 365 that are verified to help you meet global compliance standards.

How does this work in the real world?

Email messages are protected by Rights Management. Data loss preventionprevents employees from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. And archiving, legal hold, and eDiscoveryhelp you properly store and recover documents and emails.

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