The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law regulating the processing of personal data, came into force on May 25th, 2018. Organizations who breach the GDPR may be subject to fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of their annual global revenue turnover. Taking into account the importance of the GDPR and the severe sanctions, Microsoft has put forth new efforts to ensure compliance with the new law.
According to Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, Microsoft used the services of more than 1,600 of its engineers to meet the requirements of the GDPR. The result of this hard work is a comprehensive portfolio of tools helping individuals and organizations to adhere to the GDPR.
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