Back in 2016, Microsoft first expressed its perspective on the UK’s membership of the European Union and it clearly mentioned that UK should remain in the EU. However, things didn’t go as expected as UK has decided to leave EU and the deal has been reached for the same. Microsoft today acknowledged the outcome of the EU referendum. Microsoft was concerned about two issues: future of EU employees working in the UK and vice versa. And data flow restrictions across border. Microsoft believes that the proposed deal will resolve both the issues.
“The proposed agreement would preserve the rights of our UK and EU citizen employees and their families currently based in the UK and in the EU to remain where they live and work. The agreement also protects the businesses of our customers and partners by helping to ensure the free flow of data across borders. Leaving the EU with no deal would create significant uncertainty with respect to these two priorities. Microsoft, its employees and its customers need a workable deal, not “no deal”. The proposed agreement is both a necessary compromise and workable, leaving without a deal is neither. We therefore support the proposed agreement as the better option,” wrote Cindy Rose, UK Chief Executive of Microsoft.