Office 365 empowers you to support sophisticated requirements for security and compliance, including tools you need to manage day-to-day operations while staying compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect Friday, May 25th. Today at SharePoint Conference North America we demonstrated some of the capabilities that are available now in Office 365 to help you prepare for the GDPR to include:
Multi-Geo Capabilities for SharePoint (Selective Preview)
Screenshot of the Multi-Geo Capabilities with SharePoint admin page.
Multi-Geo Capabilities with SharePoint (Selective Preview), available in Summer 2018, supports your global data residency needs by storing each user’s Office 365 data in desired Office 365 data center geographies. Microsoft commits to provide in-Geo data residency, business continuity and disaster recovery for your core customer data at rest.
With Multi-Geo Capabilities for SharePoint you can migrate from on-premises data silos into a single Office 365 tenant and enable a unified communication and collaboration experience across your global organization. Your users are now connected to the people and content that matter most, regardless of where they work.
For IT, you can use powerful Office 365 admin tools to easily move user data between Geos to suit your business needs. Get reports on where each user’s data is stored. Tailor sharing, security, and compliance policies separately for each Geo—all from a familiar admin experience.
We also shared information on how you can protect your organization’s data in the GDPR era with capabilities available now, such as the GDPR Dashboard in Office 365. Microsoft designed Office and Office 365 with industry-leading security measures and privacy policies to safeguard your data in the cloud, including the categories of personal data identified by the GDPR. Office and Office 365 can help you on your journey to reducing risks and achieving compliance with the GDPR.
The GDPR Dashboard in Office 365 helps you stay compliant and: