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Microsoft, Europe and GDPR

Back in 2015, Microsoft in a joint operation with German Telecom launched Microsoft Cloud Deutschland (MCD) to keep data belonging to German residents in Germany, protected by local privacy laws. This satisfied local regulators, who announced that because the data of German residents will remain in Germany, it would be safe to use Microsoft products

European Parliament voted for strict copyright legislation

A few hours ago, the European Parliament, the main legislative body for the European Union voted in a piece of much-feared copyright and intellectual property legislation. Quoting the EU parliament’s official website: Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules on Wednesday, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression. Parliament’s position