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European data supervisor investigates Microsoft contracts with EU bodies

European data supervisor investigates Microsoft contracts with EU bodies
FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is pictured ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez   -   Copyright  SERGIO PEREZ(Reuters)
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s data protection supervisor on Monday said it had launched an investigation into whether services and products provided by the software giant Microsoft to EU institutions comply with its new data protection rules.

EU bodies, like the European Commission and the Parliament, rely on Microsoft services and products to carry out their daily activities, the supervisor said.

The investigation will look into whether the contractual arrangements between the U.S. company and EU institutions to process personal data are “fully compliant with data protection rules.”

(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)

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