Updated Microsoft Store App Developer Agreement and GDPR

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As of May 23[SUP]rd[/SUP], the Microsoft Store team has updated the Microsoft Store App Developer Agreement (ADA). The next time you log in to the Dev Center dashboard, you will be prompted to reaccept the ADA before you can update or manage your apps.

In the new version, we are making a few changes to clarify the restrictions around using and storing personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information, you can view the full ADA and change history.

Note: This ADA update DOES NOT include the new Microsoft Store revenue model announced at Microsoft Build 2018.

What is GDPR?


On May 25, 2018, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation is set to take effect.

The GDPR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located.

Under GDPR, what constitutes personal information?


You can refer to European Commission’s official website on data protection for more information, but we suggest you confer with your own legal or regulatory compliance team to address specific questions you have.

Learn more about GDPR


To learn more about GDPR, please visit the European Commission’s official website on data protection.

We also encourage you to visit Microsoft.com/GDPR for resources and best practices for GDPR compliance. You can even assess your GDPR compliance with a quick, interactive 10-question evaluation.

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