Microsoft Privacy Shield

Microsoft is the first big US tech firm to replace the Safe Harbour rules.

The software giant will sign Privacy Shield, the successor to the sunk Safe Harbor data protection agreement, and has promised “new commitments to advance privacy.”

Microsoft says it will respond to complaints from individuals within 45 days and cooperate with EU and national data authorities and comply with their advice in disputes.

John Frank, vice president of EU government affairs, said in a Microsoft blog: “We believe the Privacy Shield represents an important step in the right direction.” ®

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