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.
· Data access to telemetry data, including elevated access for support data, and how customers can manage data 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 from unauthorized and authorized data access.
· Data retention and deletion