Sovereign control portfolio

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Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty helps customers configure and protect their data and resources in ways that comply with their specific regulatory and sovereignty requirements. It includes ensuring that parties outside the customer's control, including Microsoft, can't access customer data. With the sovereign control portfolio, customers can add extra protection over sensitive workloads to prevent operator access to their data and resources, providing them with more data sovereignty. The portfolio includes Azure Confidential Computing (ACC), customer-managed keys, Azure Managed HSMs, and other Azure services.

ACC enhances customer sovereignty by removing or reducing privileged data access for a cloud provider operator and other actors, including software such as the hypervisor. ACC helps protect data throughout its lifecycle in addition to existing solutions, which protect data at rest and in transit. For more information, see Azure Confidential Computing.