Microsoft acquired BlueTalon, a data privacy & governance startup


Microsoft acquired BlueTalon, a data privacy and governance service, for an undisclosed sum. BlueTalon works with leading Fortune 100 companies. It helps enterprises to set policies for how their employees can access their data.

BlueTalon will become part of the Azure Data Governance group. It had raised USD 25.87 million and was backed by firms like Biosys Capital, Signia Venture Partners, Maverick Capital, and Divergent Ventures.

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