German DPAs rule on Microsoft Office 365 data protection

04/10/2020 | Saarland DPA

The Conference of Independent German Federal and State Data Protection Supervisory Authorities have decided Microsoft Office 365 does not comply with data protection standards, following a 9-8 vote. The majority of state DPAs took issue with Microsoft's online service terms while also making clear changes are needed to comply with the CJEU's ruling on cross-border data transfers. German lawyer Nina Diercks dissected the DPAs' decision in a blog post.

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