Visual Studio Online has now received ISO 27001 certification and added the European Model Clauses to its service terms. Microsoft is working to comply with expected policies in all the regions in which they operate. They believe that these two milestones are important steps on a journey of increasing their guarantees and documenting their adherence to policies.
Brian Harry who is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server commented the following regarding this certification,
You can find the documentation on our inclusion of European Model Clauses in the “Additional European Terms” section of our Microsoft Online Service Terms.
This is the culmination of months’ worth of work for our team to clearly define and document a wide range of processes for building and operating Visual Studio Online that enable us to ensure we are protecting customer data every step of the way.
I’m very happy to have accomplished this and am looking forward to continuing down the certification road.
Read more about it here.