Enabling Data Residency and Data Protection in Microsoft Azure Regions

Published: 2020-09-09

This paper provides guidance regarding: 

· Understanding Azure’s regional infrastructure and how to make optimal architecture decisions.

· Data residency assurances and how customers can control data residency.

· Access to telemetry data, including elevated access for support data, and how customers can manage access.

· How Microsoft protects customer data from unauthorized access and how Microsoft handles government requests, including implications of the Cloud ACT.

· Tools customers can use to protect data from unauthorized access.

· Data retention and deletion.