Microsoft today announced the opening of the Microsoft Transparency Center in Brussels, this showcases the commitment they made to enhance the transparency of their software code and continue building trust with governments around the world.
The Transparency Center initiative is a cornerstone of our long-standing Government Security Program (GSP), which offers participating governmental agencies the opportunity to review the source code of Microsoft products, access information on cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, and benefit from the expertise and insight of Microsoft security professionals. This extends to important security documentation about our Azure and Office365 cloud services.
Microsoft’s global GSP community now encompasses 42 different agencies, from 23 national governments and international organizations worldwide and European Commission is now joining the program.
We opened our first Transparency Center in Redmond almost a year ago, and have already hosted several governments there. Today’s opening in Brussels will give governments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa a convenient location to experience our commitment to transparency and delivering products and services that are secure by principle and by design.