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Partnering with Microsoft means joining forces with an organization renowned for its unwavering commitment to privacy and security. As pioneers in the industry, we don’t just adhere to best practices; we define them. Our robust compliance framework ensures that we meet and exceed the most stringent international standards, providing you with peace of mind and a competitive edge.


Data breaches continue to be a major concern. Organizations across various sectors have experienced significant data breaches, resulting in the exposure of personal information. These incidents highlight the ongoing need for robust data protection measures.


Of the Americans are concerned about their privacy when using the Internet


Data breach costs increased from $3.86 million to $4.24 million in 2021, the highest average to date


Of the world’s countries now have data protection and privacy legislation in place

Secure Partnerships, Trusted Deliveries: Microsoft's MSSPA Program

The program outlines the Microsoft Supplier Data Protection Requirements (DPR), which serve as the minimum standards for privacy and security that suppliers must adhere to when processing data on behalf of Microsoft. The program covers suppliers globally who handle personal or confidential data as part of their contractual obligations to Microsoft.

Suppliers participating in the MSSPA Program are required to complete an annual self-attestation of DPR compliance.


The MSSPA Program operates as a partnership between Microsoft Procurement, Corporate External and Legal Affairs, and Corporate Security.


Right to Information and Transparency

Under the EU-GDPR, individuals have the right to be informed about how their personal data is collected, processed, and used. Organizations must provide clear and concise information, such as the purposes of data processing, the identity of the data controller, and the recipients of the data.

Right of Access

The right of access empowers individuals to obtain confirmation as to whether their personal data is being processed and to access that data. This gives individuals the ability to review the information held by organizations about them, ensuring accuracy, and providing an opportunity to address any inaccuracies.

Right to Rectification

Inaccurate or incomplete personal data can have significant consequences for individuals. The right to rectification enables individuals to request the correction, completion, or updating of their personal data.

Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten)

The right to erasure grants individuals the power to request the deletion or removal of their personal data. This right is particularly crucial when the data is no longer necessary, consent is withdrawn, or the data processing is unlawful.

Right to Restriction of Processing

Individuals have the right to restrict the processing of their personal data under certain circumstances. This right enables individuals to limit the use of their data, such as when the accuracy is contested, the processing is unlawful, or the data is no longer needed.

Right to Data Portability

With the right to data portability, individuals have the ability to obtain and reuse their personal data across different services or platforms. This right facilitates seamless transitions between service providers, encourages competition, and enhances consumer choice.

Right to Object

The right to object empowers individuals to object to the processing of their personal data, including direct marketing, scientific research, or legitimate interests pursued by the data controller.

Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling

Individuals have the right not to be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produce legal effects or similarly significant effects.


Suppliers handling data categorized as Microsoft Personal Data or Microsoft Confidential Data are obligated to meet specific compliance requirements outlined in SSPA. The extent of these requirements varies based on the nature of the data being processed by the supplier while rendering services to Microsoft and the methods employed for processing that data.

According to Microsoft, “processing” encompasses a range of activities involving Microsoft Personal Data or Microsoft Confidential Data, such as data collection, modification, transmission to third parties, storage, erasure, and various other applications.

Benefits of Microsoft SSPA

Microsoft’s SSPA Program enhances security and privacy practices for suppliers.

Participating in the program builds trust and reputation.

Suppliers gain access to Microsoft’s expertise and support.

It provides a competitive advantage and differentiates suppliers.

Collaboration and networking opportunities with other participants are available.

The program helps suppliers comply with regulatory requirements.

Secure Your Supply Chain with Ducara: Elevating MSSPA Compliance Excellence

Employing a multi-faceted approach, Ducara’s service encompasses the following key facets:

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Ducara boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals in the field of information security. We possess in-depth knowledge of industry best practices, emerging threats, and the latest technologies, ensuring that you receive expert guidance and solutions.
Ducara offers a wide range of information security services tailored to meet your specific needs. From risk assessments and vulnerability management to incident response and compliance consulting, Ducara provides end-to-end solutions to safeguard your organization’s valuable assets.
Ducara has a solid track record of successfully assisting numerous organizations across various industries in enhancing our information security posture. Our proven expertise and satisfied clientele are a testament to our commitment to delivering effective solutions.
We assist in developing and customizing essential documentation, conduct gap analysis, offer templates, review and validate existing documentation. With Ducara’s expertise, you can ensure your documentation aligns with standards, promotes compliance, and strengthens your information security framework.
Ducara understands that each organization has unique requirements and challenges. We take a customized approach, working closely with you to assess your specific risks, design targeted solutions, and implement measures that align with your business goals.
Information security is an ongoing process, and Ducara is committed to providing continuous support. We offer monitoring services, training programs, and proactive guidance to ensure that your organization remains resilient against evolving threats.
Ducara recognizes the importance of regulatory compliance in information security. We have extensive expertise in various compliance frameworks, such as ISO 27001, GDPR, and HIPAA, helping you navigate complex regulatory landscapes effectively.
Ducara prioritizes client satisfaction and maintains open communication throughout the engagement. We work collaboratively, ensuring that you are involved at every stage and that the solutions provided align with your expectations and requirements.
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Empower Your Team with Training and Awareness Programs by Ducara

Ducara offers a range of impressive and impactful training and awareness programs designed to empower your team in the realm of information security. With Ducara’s expertise, you can ensure that your employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect your organization’s valuable assets.

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Our Credibility

With ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 27001: 2022, ISO 27701: 2019, we assure that we have standardized quality, effective Information Security Management System with a privacy extension that makes us more reliable and trustworthy for our services and project engagements.