Examine privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure

Business Owner
Business User
Technology Manager

Learn about Microsoft's commitment to privacy and how Azure adheres to common regulatory and compliance standards.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the types of compliance offerings that are available on Azure.
  • Access the Microsoft Privacy Statement, the Online Services Terms, and the Data Protection Addendum to learn what personal data Microsoft collects, how Microsoft uses it, and for what purposes.
  • Gain insight into regulatory standards and compliance on Azure from the Trust Center and from the Azure compliance documentation.
  • Explain Azure capabilities that are specific to government agencies.


  • You should be familiar with basic computing concepts and terminology.
  • An understanding of cloud computing is helpful, but isn't necessary.