Back in July, the
The key point is that, as companies move their data to the cloud, there needs to be minimal standards on what constitutes a secure environment. Programs such as STAR are very open and transparent about what they are providing.
In other words, if you decide to let Microsoft host your
There is a “but”.
For those companies that are concerned about actual regulatory nuts-and-bolts – HIPAA, GLBA, or the European Union Data Protection Directive – the STAR does some of the work for you, but you'll still have to implement your own best practices.
Many of the privacy protection laws, which are of special relevance to MS CRM Online, still require you to be careful with how you treat records containing name, address, and phone number information. Many US and European privacy laws distinguish between a “data processor” – in this case Microsoft – and the “data owner” – which is your company.
Bottom line: you can't completely outsource privacy and data security as a data owner.
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