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How does Microsoft Azure ensure data security & compliance for businesses storing PII data

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For any business storing sensitive data in the cloud, data security is paramount. Microsoft Azure recognizes this sensitivity and has made data protection a cornerstone of its cloud platform. Businesses can rest assured that Azure empowers them to keep their data safe from emerging threats.


The foundation for Azure's security is its infrastructure. Industry-gold standard encryption ensures data is scrambled both when transmitted and stored, using either Microsoft-managed or customer-controlled keys. The global backbone of Azure data centers features robust physical protections as well to prevent unauthorized access.


But security extends beyond infrastructure to also safeguard access. Azure's identity and access management toolkit limits data and application access to only authorized users. Businesses can further isolate critical resources using private links and firewalls. Advanced protections like multifactor authentication and activity monitoring enable businesses to stay ahead of threats.


Adherence to major compliance regulations also provides validation of Azure's security standards. Rigorous auditing and reporting demonstrates Azure's verifiable compliance with regulations like HIPAA, FedRAMP, and PCI DSS. Businesses can take advantage of Azure compliance offerings to fulfill their regulatory obligations.


The depth and breadth of Microsoft Azure's security portfolio gives businesses the versatile tools they need to create cloud environments tailored to their unique data protection and compliance requirements. In this way, Azure provides assurance that sensitive business data will remain private and secured from emerging threats.

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Hey @AashimaSharma 


Just to confirm, How does Microsoft Azure ensure data security & compliance for businesses storing PII data is your question?


Microsoft has many compliance standards its infrastructure needs to follow. If you are looking for information on this, see the below links


Datacenter Security here

Microsoft Azure Compliance Documentation here