This article provides instructions for providing legal documents related to Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation is an American global technology company that manufactures PCs, computers, and related products. The Microsoft Windows series of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers are well-known software products from Microsoft. Xbox video game consoles and Microsoft Surface touchscreen PCs are the company`s two most notable hardware offerings. The company also produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops, laptops, tabs, gadgets, and servers, including internet search (using Bing), digital services marketplace (via MSN), mixed reality (HoloLens), cloud computing (Azure), and software development (Visual Studio). Microsoft creates data in response to valid legal requests from government agencies in countries where Microsoft Corporation is located. We conduct a local legal review of every request we receive, both against local laws and standards and against our own standards. We also regularly review our selection processes around the world to ensure that we follow local court procedures and implement our World Declaration of Human Rights. Lol The CLOUD Act amends U.S. law to clarify that law enforcement agencies can compel U.S.-based service providers to disclose data in their possession, custody, or control, regardless of where the data resides. However, this law does not change the legal and data protection provisions that previously applied to law enforcement requests for data, and these safeguards continue to apply.

Microsoft adheres to the same principles and customer commitments regarding regulatory requests for user data. Microsoft`s compliance team processes each request in detail before providing data. The data provided is intended to provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary tools to manage the situation. Suicide threats and kidnappings are among the most common emergency requests. The President and Chief Legal Officer serves as Chief Compliance Officer and has overall responsibility for managing our compliance and ethics program. It reports directly to the CEO and, to that end, directly to the Audit Committee of the Microsoft Board of Directors. The President and Chief Legal Officer oversees the Compliance and Ethics team through the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Compliance and Ethics. The Deputy General Counsel has direct access to the Audit Committee and reporting obligations. Although the California Process Service is required to review data requested by law enforcement, Microsoft must turn over all images that may violate U.S.

laws to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. When it comes to issues like self-harm or posting threatening messages in public forums, Microsoft often reveals limited information about a user to keep others safe. Microsoft customers and employees, as well as Microsoft itself, may disclose certain limited California Process Service information to law enforcement agencies if one of the customers or employees or the company is a victim of crime. Microsoft also provides information in accordance with applicable California litigation laws and industry practices, when it can assess that disclosure is necessary to avoid an imminent emergency in which an individual`s death or serious bodily injury is likely to occur. Q: What is the process for disclosing client information in response to government legal requirements? In the second half of 2021, Microsoft received 5,601 legal requests for consumer data from law enforcement agencies in the United States. Of those, 136 warrants searched for content data stored outside the United States. We are honored to have received positive recognition for our work in the areas of ethics, legal compliance and corporate social responsibility. In 2021, the Ethisphere Institute ranked Microsoft among the World`s Most Ethical Companies for the eleventh consecutive year. We strive to identify the root cause of problems and continually improve our controls and processes to minimize the risk of recurrence. This process is an essential part of our compliance program and culture of growth. We sanction employees who violate our policies and standards, regardless of level, and prohibit doing business with partners and suppliers who do not meet our ethical standards. Microsoft receives requests for data from law enforcement agencies and governments around the world to facilitate criminal investigations.

Such requests must be supported by the appropriate legal instrument, such as an arrest warrant, and comply with legal and procedural requirements in order to be accepted. Microsoft provides content data and non-content data worldwide in response to legal requests, but most of the leaked data does not contain content. 8. Condon, Stephanie. « Microsoft reports an increase in data requests from U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2020. » ZDNet, ZDNet, April 15, 2021, www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-reports-increase-in-us-law-enforcement-data-requests-in-2020/. Q: Does Microsoft share data with government agencies without a formal legal request? Microsoft receives legal claims for customer data from civil litigants around the world. Microsoft will only respond to private requests received as part of valid legal proceedings. Microsoft adheres to the same principles for all legal requests in civil proceedings as for governmental requests for user data, with non-governmental civil parties being required to comply with applicable laws, rules, and procedures regarding the request for customer data. We accomplish more when we apply our culture and values to build and maintain trust with our clients, governments, investors, partners, agents and each other. Employees who violate our standards may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Our policies ensure that anyone who retaliates against someone for raising compliance concerns is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

If a non-governmental party needs customer data, it must follow the applicable legal process, i.e.: It must serve us with a valid subpoena or court order for the content or subscriber information or other data unrelated to the content. For content requests, we require the explicit legal consent of the account holder, and for all requests, we will notify the account holder, unless prohibited by law. We require that all requests be targeted to specific accounts and identifiers. The Microsoft compliance team reviews civil requests for user data to ensure they are valid, rejects invalid requests, and provides only the data specified in the jurisdiction. A summary of the Microsoft team`s responses to civil customer data requests is included in the downloadable version of this report. A: Microsoft requires a signed official document issued in accordance with local laws and regulations. In particular, we require a subpoena or equivalent subpoena before disclosing non-content, and only share content with law enforcement in response to a warrant (or its local equivalent). The Microsoft compliance team reviews regulatory requests for customer data to ensure they are valid, rejects invalid requests, and provides only the data specified in the jurisdiction. 11.

Ians. « Microsoft is facing a subpoena in Google`s antitrust case in the United States. » Business Standard, Business Standard, July 31, 2021, www.business-standard.com/article/technology/microsoft-faces-subpoena-in-google-s-antitrust-case-in-united-states-121073100298_1.html. The Microsoft Corporation site in Washington on One Microsoft Way is unofficially known as the Microsoft Redmond Campus. In 1986, four weeks before Microsoft`s IPO, the company moved on June 26, 1986. It was moved to the school grounds. Since the establishment of the headquarters, it has undergone many expansions. The California processing service for legal documents destined for Microsoft must be performed through the company`s compliance team. To serve a civil summons, order, or penal order, you must specify whether the entity should be served online or at the Microsoft subsidiary. The Microsoft Online Services records custodian is responsible for the California e-mail or fax processing service. Governments play a crucial role in public safety. They had the legal means to investigate and access people`s personal data before modern cloud technology existed.

They still have these legal means today. Microsoft has a team that works around the clock to respond quickly when government data requests are legal, valid, and mandatory. At the same time, we believe our customers deserve to be predictable about how and when a government can access their data, and that it should be up to national laws and international human rights standards – not the discretion of a company – to determine where the line is drawn. Our customers own both their « Content Data » and « Non-Content Data, » and we regularly challenge government requests for data where there is a legal basis to do so. By only responding to valid legal process, we strive to give our customers clear expectations about what happens to their data.

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