Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and General Counsel
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a “Green Paper” that outlines the department’s position on a number of timely privacy issues.
Microsoft supports the framework contained in the Green Paper and commends the agency for its focus on ways to ensure consumers’ private data is protected.
Advance fee fraud is one of the most common and notorious scams, deceiving people to believe they will receive a large sum of money if they pay a smaller sum up front.
Posted by Elizabeth L. GrossmanTechnology Strategy & Policy
Why do governments and companies fund research?
There are many reasons -- one is to discover new things, to restock the cache of ideas and insights that feed innovation and job creation. Another is to educate and maintain a pool of talent that is skilled in critical thinking and armed with newly created knowledge to better grow our economy and tackle societal challenges. For these reasons, Microsoft makes significant investments in research. However, we do so in the context of the larger research community and federal support for science.
Today, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, gave the commencement speech for winter graduation at Washington State University.
Brad spoke about the importance of seizing every opportunity by fully committing yourself to your endeavors, how innovation and new ideas are the catalyst to move not only the state of Washington, but the country forward, and the need for everyone to make a commitment to community involvement.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerSenior Manager, Corporate Blogs
The past year saw Microsoft involved in a number of important legal and policy issues across the globe, including intellectual property, competition, Internet security, child safety on the Web and the tragic events in Haiti.
I’d like to take you on a tour of the 10 blog posts that attracted the highest readership during 2010: