Editor’s Note: Microsoft has been a proponent of accountability, a globally recognized principle of privacy and data protection, and prioritizes the concept in our privacy program. We recently published an accountability-based analysis of Microsoft’s privacy program and shared our position that organizations need clear guidance on how to demonstrate accountability, and that regulators need consistent means of measuring accountability. We’ve asked Elizabeth Denham, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, to share her thoughts on accountability timed to the recent release of accountability policy guidance in Canada.
Three of Canada’s Privacy Commissioners collaborated to publish policy guidance to help businesses effectively manage their obligations under privacy legislation.
Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program is getting noticed by businesses, regulators and organizations in Canada and internationally. Here is what you need to know about the paper, including why implementing a comprehensive privacy management program for your business is smart practice.
Posted by Andrew KoGeneral Manager, Microsoft Partners in Learning
For many of us, there has been at least one special person who has had a significant impact on our lives, and has inspired us to reach where we are today. It may be a parent, relative or a friend, but for many, it’s a teacher. Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.
Posted by Simmone MisraSenior Licensing Executive, Microsoft
This morning, we announced a licensing agreement with Aspen Avionics, a manufacturer of general aviation cockpit display systems. What’s noteworthy about the announcement is that it is the first agreement forged by Microsoft in the avionics industry, and is also the first agreement we have announced in the commercial sector, thus demonstrating that exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is great for commercial and consumer applications alike.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) paid a visit to Redmond today to tour the Microsoft Home of the Future. In the photo below, Cantor (at left) looks on as Microsoft researcher Hrvoje Benko demonstrates cutting-edge wearable multi-touch projection technology that will allow a user to operate a smartphone by touching a projection of the device’s screen on any flat surface.
"The ongoing innovation demonstrated by Microsoft is impressive,” Cantor said. “Its efforts to leverage innovation will help improve everyday life for all Americans."
Posted by Bill HarmonAssociate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has provided $2.3 million in technology to the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to further the center’s efforts to equip law enforcement with the skills and resources needed to combat economic and high-tech crimes.
Microsoft has partnered with NW3C over the past few years to develop training and tools to support law enforcement’s mission to fight cybercrime, including the Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) tool made available at no cost to law enforcement in 2009 for capturing live evidence on the scene of a cybercrime investigation.