EU contracts with Microsoft raising 'serious' data concerns, says watchdog

Natasha Lomas
EU contracts with Microsoft raising 'serious' data concerns, says watchdog

Europe's chief data protection watchdog has raised concerns over contractual arrangements between Microsoft and the European Union institutions which are making use of its software products and services. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) opened an enquiry into the contractual arrangements between EU institutions and the tech giant this April, following changes to rules governing EU outsourcing.