Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Blog
After testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee today, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Erich Andersen discussed the need for steps being taken by Congress, Microsoft and others to protect consumer privacy while promoting continued technological innovation.
Posted by Sig BehrensGeneral Manager, U.S. EducationOn March 18th, Microsoft will come together with top superintendents from America’s largest urban K-12 school districts and industry representatives to tackle some of the biggest issues facing education today. The ‘Unite to Make a Difference’ Education Forum, hosted by USA TODAY and the Council of Great City Schools, and presented by Microsoft Partners in Learning, will take place in McLean, Va., and offer a day-long exchange of ideas aimed at improving education in the United States.Many people see Microsoft simply as a technology company, but we also invest a tremendous amount in education. Education is core to our mission as a company to help individuals reach their potential and the most important work we do. We believe it is important to be part of the ongoing discussion around advancements in education and the successes and challenges that schools face today, to create a sustainable economy and future for the U.S.
Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft
Consumer trust is vital to the growth of a vibrant Internet, and respect for privacy is a critical component to earning and maintaining that trust.
At Microsoft, our goal is to be transparent about our privacy practices, offer meaningful privacy choices and protect the security of our customers’ data.
Microsoft is pleased that the Administration will endorse the creation of federal privacy legislation in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee today. We support the Administration in this effort.
Posted by Lili ChengGeneral Manager, Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, Microsoft
Kodu Game Lab is a free application that enables kids as young as five to create new worlds and games without any programming expertise.
Posted by Horacio GutierrezCorporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft applauds the Senate’s passage of the “America Invents Act” and looks forward to further consideration of patent reform by the House.