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  • Blog Post: Security Starts with the Right Information, at the Right Time

    Posted by Mark Whittington General Manager, Worldwide Public Safety & National Security, Microsoft Effective information delivery for both proactive and reactive response is one of the most frequent challenges I encounter across our industry. Sharing critical, real-time situational awareness is...
  • Blog Post: Restoring Balance to American Surveillance Laws

    Posted by Mike Hintze Associate General Counsel Many members of the tech community believe that American surveillance laws need to be modernized for the digital age. Today, that effort takes an important step forward as a broad coalition of advocacy groups, technology companies and academics announces...
  • Blog Post: Anti-Piracy Enforcement and NGOs

    Posted by Brad Smith Senior Vice President and Microsoft General Counsel (Cross-posted from the Official Microsoft Blog ) A story in yesterday’s New York Times reports on anti-piracy enforcement actions in Russia that have been used for more nefarious purposes than protecting intellectual...
  • Blog Post: Making a Difference for ‘Kids in Need of Defense’

    Posted by Brad Smith General Counsel Over the past 18 months, a number of us at Microsoft have been working with Kids in Need of Defense , a pro bono organization dedicated to providing legal representation to the roughly 8,000 unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in the U.S. who face deportation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s New Patent Agreement with Compal: A New Milestone for Our Android Licensing Program

    Posted by Brad Smith and Horacio Gutierrez Executive Vice President and General Counsel & Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Today, Microsoft announced its tenth license agreement providing coverage under our patent portfolio for Android mobile phones and tablets. Today...
  • Blog Post: Safer Internet Day: It’s More than a Game, it’s Your Life

    Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications – Privacy & Online Safety Today is international Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual event dedicated to promoting responsible use of the Internet and mobile technology, particularly among children and youth. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Whitepaper: Policymakers Play Key Role in Cloud Safety

    Posted by Julie Inman-Grant Director, Privacy and Internet Safety Outreach, Trustworthy Computing The explosive growth of cloud computing services and Internet-connected mobile devices is creating exciting opportunities for users to connect, share common interests and access information. However...
  • Blog Post: A Big Year Ahead for the Supreme Court and the Information Economy

    Posted by Brad Smith General Counsel Today the Supreme Court begins its 2009-2010 term. It promises to be an important session, not least because the Court and new Justice Sonia Sotomayor will grapple with laws that are at the heart of the information economy. There will be a number of cases that...
  • Blog Post: European Commission to Market Test Microsoft Proposals on Web Browser Choice

    UPDATE: October 7, 2009 - 4:15 a.m. Pacific Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues We have issued an updated and more detailed statement from General Counsel Brad Smith on today’s EC announcement on PressPass . __ _____________________________________ ...
  • Blog Post: NLJ’s “Tales of the Recession”

    Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues Earlier this week the National Law Journal published an interesting package of stories entitled, “ Tales of the Recession .” It is a series of 10 profiles of individuals who represent various corners of the legal profession...
  • Blog Post: A Welcome Change of Direction at the US Patent Office

    Posted by Horacio Gutierrez Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel I would like to commend USPTO Director David Kappos for the decision to rescind the proposed rules on continuation applications and claims originally published in the Federal Register in August 2007. In particular, I welcome...
  • Blog Post: The Data Dilemma

    Posted by David Tennenhouse Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy The world is awash in data—on one estimate, almost three zettabytes (three billion terabytes) of information had been created by 2012, a digital deluge that is growing at around 50% a year. A unique combination of technological...
  • Blog Post: Wanted: Technology Breakthroughs to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

    Posted by Samantha Doerr Public Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit There are few online crimes more heartbreaking than technology-facilitated crimes against children, which is why Microsoft is working with experts to advance innovation to combat them, including a research effort on child...
  • Blog Post: Closing the Justice Gap in America Through Pro Bono Legal Counsel

    Posted by Brad Smith Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Editor’s Note: On Oct. 13 th , Brad Smith was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” – a weekly White House initiative to highlight Americans making an impact in their communities...
  • Blog Post: How Can Policymakers Promote Innovation and Strengthen Privacy?

    Posted by Peter Cullen Chief Privacy Strategist On January 28 th , in conjunction with Data Privacy Day , the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) convened its second “ Exploring Privacy ” Roundtable in Berkeley, California. The roundtable brought together some of the preeminent privacy thinkers...