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Microsoft offers to store EU customers' data locally to appease regulatory concerns

By Matthew Newman
  • 06 May 2021 12:33
  • 06 May 2021 12:33
Microsoft has said that it will allow EU customers of its cloud services to keep data within the bloc, as the bloc's privacy regulators start to rule against trans-Atlantic data transfers following an EU court ruling last year on the legality of these flows.
EU-based customers who use Microsoft’s cloud

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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