Fiscal law: How do I deal with relevant data in the Microsoft Cloud?

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In our last newsletter, we told you about how you can store your data on the Microsoft Cloud in an audit-proof manner. Today we are looking at which other regulatory requirements may come into play in addition to Data Protection Law.

It would go far beyond the scope of this article to cover all requirements in great detail. In effect, there are specific requirements, for example for the financial services industry, that can play a key role.

Be sure to tell the tax office

If you follow the general principles of commercial and tax law for bookkeeping, you must ensure that all electronic documents are treated in an orderly manner (GoBS).

The so-called “internal control system” (IKS) is essential here. It has been designed to allow companies to recognise dangerous developments in good time. Microsoft offers its customers, or their auditors, a certification in line with the internationally recognised auditing standard ISAE 3402 so that they can provide proof of having a functioning IKS. However, it should be noted that: If you store fiscally relevant data in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud and nowhere else, you must have this expressly authorised by the relevant tax office.

A strong partnership

Incidentally: From the very beginning, EASY SOFTWARE AG has placed emphasis on developing archiving and document management solutions for the Microsoft environment, which make a key contribution to the secure and targeted flow of information within companies. The archiving solutions from EASY ensure an audit-proof restoration of historical data, both within and outside of the Microsoft Cloud. You can find out more about our solutions for Microsoft >here<.