COPPA compliance for Azure and Azure SQL Database

Robert Atkinson 0 Reputation points

Azure has an extensive list of compliance, but COPPA is not explicitly mentioned there.

Does this mean Azure does not comply with COPPA?
And if it isn't, can we still store our database in Azure SQL and somehow achieve the compliance?

P.S. I see it's already compliant with ISO-27001, GDPR, FERPA, HIPAA, so maybe those or other certifications already cover the cases with COPPA.

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  1. Alberto Morillo 32,011 Reputation points MVP

    Azure SQL Database is not officially certified or verified as COPPA compliant. One important thing to consider is that COPPA is not only dependent on the technology or service provider, but also depends on the practices and policies of the online service operator. Situated on that context, probably the best you can do is to evaluate your own service and practices and seek legal advice to determine your compliance status and obligations with COPPA. Please review the guidance and resources provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here.

  2. GeethaThatipatri-MSFT 24,207 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Robert Atkinson Welcome to Microsoft Q&A thanks for posting your question.

    Thanks to @Alberto Morillo for providing the information. in addition to it.

    Please refer to below link for the detailed information and more specifically COPPA applicability on Azure section in the below link

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