This is HUGE: Swedish government agency "Datainspektionen", in charge of protecting Swedish personally identifiable information about Swedish citizens, acknowledges that Microsoft and Windows Azure lives up to the necessary rules and regulations that Swedish law demands in regards to protecting and overseeing the management of personal data for Swedish citizens.
Note: Re-Posting a back-issue of this post which fell out of my old blog on.my big data crash in September 2012.
The case is that of Internet Mail Service Brevo whom have been subject to review from Datainspektionen. After handling the few issues that came up in the inspection Datainspektionen now attest that Brevo, their service and the hosting and data management provided by Microsoft Windows Azure lives up to the laws required and no further review will be necessary. The case is now closed! (You can read about Brevo here.)
Earlier Salem County in Sweden was faulted by Datainspektionen for using Google Cloud services which were not deemed to live up to the high standards that protect the integrity of Swedish citizens. Clearly Microsoft services are OK but Google services are not!
"The Data Inspectorate's orders were interpreted by many as an obstacle to that store personal data in the cloud and several authorities and organizations have therefore hesitated to modernize its IT pending a final judgment from the Swedish Data Inspection Board. The Data Inspectorate's approval validates Microsoft's work with openness and transparency about our cloud services", says Microsoft's technology manager Daniel Akenine.
Read all about Microsoft's work with Windows Azure and trustworthy computing at the Windows Azure Trust Center.
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