Microsoft’s Compliance Score raises the bar for all businesses

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
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International authorities are implementing privacy regulations all around the world as of late. As such, businesses need to find a way to adapt to those compliances as well.

Some companies have been proving their customers with tools to assess their compliance with privacy regulations. For example, Microsoft is providing Office 365 users with the Microsoft Compliance Score.

New standards and regulations are coming

As of today, the Microsoft Compliance Score supports more regulations and standards that will be applied in the new future.

This is so that businesses using it can start adapting and making all the necessary changes before the regulations and standards become official.

For starters, in now implements the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) from the US and Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (literally, General Data Protection Law).

The next addition is the ISO/IEC 27701:2019 standard. This one helps businesses create and maintain a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).

Lastly, support for Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 and 2 are also being implemented. This standard deals with matters of data confidentiality in cloud storage.

How clients can use the Microsoft Compliance Score

With this new update, assessment scores for each of these standards and regulations are shown in percentages and points.

Companies can now use the new Microsoft Compliance Score to see what they need to do in order to increase their compliance score for each assessment.

What other international standards should future updates of the Microsoft Compliance Score include? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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