Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
I spent last week in Brussels with privacy regulators and practitioners from around the world, many of whom were there for the IAPP European Data Protection Congress. It’s an important time for privacy globally, and I want to share a few of my insights from the week (including my keynote address to the conference and a separate event we hosted on transatlantic privacy) and how they apply to what we’re doing to advance privacy at Microsoft.
Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft
In a bid to uncover what teens know or have been learning about staying safer online, Microsoft recently launched its first-ever Safer Online Teen Challenge. We’re eager to see how teens interpret the wealth of advice and guidance being developed by Microsoft and others in the technology industry, as well as governments, non-profits and youth advocacy organizations.
Teens between the ages of 13 and 18* are encouraged to create and submit original works that champion one of many key messages about being smarter and more secure on the Internet. Creations must be submitted by April 12, 2013, and Microsoft’s hundreds of thousands of Facebook fans will vote to select winners in five inspired categories: song, story/cartoon, skit/presentation, survey and video. All submissions require English translations, but works are welcome in any language and from essentially every corner of the world.
Posted by John Seethoff, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel & Bill Koefoed, General Manager of Investor Relations
As a technology leader, Microsoft is committed to supporting and adopting new technology applications that enhance the company’s operations, provide value to its shareholders, and promote forward-thinking corporate governance practices.
This year, in conjunction with our upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in Bellevue, Wash. on Nov. 28, Microsoft will host a Virtual Shareholder Meeting so that shareholders of record can vote and ask questions online during the meeting in real time. We value input from all our shareholders and feel it is important to offer those who cannot attend the annual meeting in person an opportunity to participate.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center hosted a widely attended panel focused on STEM Education and the Race to the Future on Thursday in our Washington, D.C office.
The “@Microsoft Conversation” featured National Governors Association Education Division Director Richard Laines, IBM Vice President for Governmental Programs Christopher Padilla, Computer Science Teachers Association Executive Director Chris Stephenson and Microsoft Education Policy and Program Director Allyson Knox.
On Wednesday, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs and General Counsel Brad Smith was a featured blogger over on The Huffington Post.
In a post entitled “One Billion Reasons to Celebrate This Time of Year”, Brad wrote about Microsoft’s Employee Giving Campaign, which Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently announced had reached $1 billion in cash donations since the program’s inception in 1983.
You can read Brad’s entire blog post over on The Huffington Post.