Windows Azure Privacy Statement

I’m often asked about the Data Protection Act in the UK and how that relates to hosting personal data outside of the European Union. Well here is a snippet from the Windows Azure Platform Privacy Statement that should help. I suggest reading the whole thing and make sure your laywers are aware of what you are doing.

“Microsoft abides by the Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland.”