Microsoft has claimed that Office 365 is the first cloud based platform which complies with both US and European Union data protection and privacy laws.
This new announcement will make the platform much more attractive and accessible to US and EU users who were previously reluctant to use the platform owning to information security and privacy concerns.
The company said that under its agreement with customer, it will sign EU's model clauses, which will enable users to remain complaint with EU's Data Protection Directive and the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Microsoft has also set-up a website called Office 365 Trust Centre, which will give users information on security practices and privacy measures deployed by the software giant.
"Developing cloud-based productivity tools that meet the needs of European businesses means more than simply building apps in a browser," said Jean-Philippe Courtois, president, Microsoft International.
"Microsoft has a more complete approach to European data protection and security laws than any other company, and we're proud of the work we've done to ensure the widest range of organizations can move to the cloud with confidence -- or choose an equally functional on-premises option." he added.
Find the press release here.