Data Trustees May Address Customers' Privacy Concerns

To placate data privacy concerns of customers with Microsoft's hosted services including Azure, Dynamics CRM, and Office 365, Microsoft will expand some existing data centers and locate new data centers in Europe. The German data centers will incorporate a new role—a third-party data trustee—that will manage and control access to data, including legal requests for data access from governments or other entities. However, this third-party data trustee model is untested in U.S.

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