Extending its commitment to data security and user privacy, Microsoft has announced the addition to its platform of “Azure confidential computing”.

Microsoft’s Azure confidential computing, available now in Early Access adds an extra layer of cloud security for enterprise customers that not only protects the data from hackers, but can also secure the data from government data collection efforts.

Four years in development, Azure Confidential Computing addresses a lingering weakness in data processing systems that hackers and malware coders can exploit to breach private data.