How is privacy and security built in Office 365?


Can you really trust Office 365? How is privacy and security built in?

  • How has privacy and security been built into the Office 365 commercial arrangement.

At DBJ.ORG we love the fact that with Office 365 when you entrust your data into the service you remain the sole owner of the data: you retain the rights, title, and interest in the data you store in Office 365. It’s not Microsoft’s policy to mine your data for advertising purposes or use your data except for purposes consistent with providing you cloud productivity services.

Data ownership and what it means

You are the owner of the data; Microsoft is the custodian or the processor of your data.

  • It’s your data, so if you ever choose to leave the service, you can take your data with you. You can do this through downloading it through the administrative console. DBJ.ORG can administer this process for you and liaise with Microsoft to manage the process.
  • Microsoft do not mine your data for advertising purposes.

Our role as data processor

  • We only use your data for purposes consistent with providing you services you pay us for.
  • We regularly disclose the number of law enforcement requests we receive through our transparency reports.
  • If a government approaches us for access to customer data, we redirect the inquiry to you, the customer, whenever possible and have and will challenge in court any invalid legal demand that prohibits disclosure of a government request for customer data.

Privacy controls

  • Privacy controls allow you to configure who in your organisation has access and what they can access. Setting this up is included in all Premier Support Agreements with DBJ.ORG.
  • Design elements prevent mingling of your data with that of other organisations using Office 365.
  • Extensive auditing and supervision prevent admins to get unauthorised access to your data

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