Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. We believe in what people make possible. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
To ensure we deliver technology that our customers can trust, we build our Trusted Cloud on four foundational principles:
- Security – Protecting you from external cyberthreats. We build our services from the ground up to help safeguard your data. Our comprehensive approach to security helps protect your data wherever it may be.
- Privacy and control – Giving you control over access to your data. Our policies and processes help keep your data private and in your control. We invest heavily in technology development and practices to ensure we actively protect your privacy and provide the necessary tools to control both the privacy and administrative aspects of the data you put in the Microsoft cloud.
- Compliance – Unparalleled investment in meeting global standards. We provide industry-verified conformity with global standards. We are proactively adopting new certifications and partnering with regulators and standards bodies to develop new regulations and standards when we identify opportunities to increase digital privacy and safety.
- Transparency – Clear insight into our policies and procedures. We make our policies and practices clear and accessible to everyone. We work tirelessly to increase our transparency, and the transparency of the industry and its regulators. We submit to third-party audits and publish reports detailing government requests for customer data.