Microsoft cloud services such as Azure (as well as other cloud services and on-premises solutions that are out of scope for this paper) help organizations identify and catalog personal data in systems, build more secure environments, and simplify management of GDPR compliance. This white paper is written for decision makers, privacy officers, security and compliance personnel, and other stakeholders who like to learn more about useful actions to prepare for GDPR compliance by using Microsoft Azure. It is divided into the following sections: