Posted by Steve Ballmer Microsoft CEO
“Congratulations to President Obama and President Lee of South Korea on their final agreement to the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Microsoft has been a steadfast supporter of this precedent-setting agreement with South Korea, the United States’ 7th largest trading partner. Today’s news signals that trade agreements will be an important part of a renewed U.S. strategy to create jobs, eliminate trade barriers and strengthen global economic ties. This agreement contains trade rules that will boost the competitiveness of U.S. technology companies and promote economic growth and job creation in the United States.
Microsoft welcomes completion of the KORUS FTA and looks forward to its expeditious ratification and implementation by the United States and Korea.”
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Posted by Brendon Lynch
Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
The Federal Trade Commission today released a major report on consumer privacy online. You can read the report here.
Microsoft has long recognized the critical importance of privacy to our customers. Our internal tools and processes help ensure that privacy is incorporated into Microsoft products and services.
Internet Explorer 8 has some of the most robust privacy features on the market, including being the first to introduce InPrivate Browsing, rich integrated cookie controls, and still being the only browser to offer consumers InPrivate Filtering. Internet Explorer 9 will continue this focus and leadership on enabling our customers’ choice and control with respect to their online privacy.
We appreciate the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to advance consumer privacy protections and welcome the opportunity to review the FTC’s Privacy Report. We were pleased to participate in the series of roundtables that formed the basis for the report, and support the FTC’s continued work to engage all interested stakeholders on these important issues.