Microsoft Privacy & Safety

Microsoft's Approach to Helping Protect Privacy and Safety Online

September, 2009

  • Microsoft: minimum disclosure about minimum disclosure?

    Microsoft's Kim Cameron on his Identity Blog: Back from vacation and catching up on some blogs I found this piece by Felix Gaehtgens at Kuppinger Cole in Germany: A good year ago, Microsoft acquired an innovative company called U-Prove. That...
  • Microsoft Launches New Online Safety Website for Web 2.0

    Microsoft has been very active in providing online safety information for over a decade. Our newest effort is our redesigned Consumer Online Safety Education website at www.microsoft.com/protect . This site is designed for parents, caregivers, and educators...
  • The Week in Privacy – September 4, 2009

    Privacy Advocates Push for New Legislation on Behavioral Targeting A group of privacy advocates and consumer groups asked Congress to pass comprehensive legislation restricting the practices of online behavioral targeting. The New York Times reports...
  • Achieving Better Data Governance by Leveraging Microsoft Operations Framework in a COBIT/Val IT Environment

    Recently, Microsoft and ISACA announced a license agreement enabling the company to use content from COBIT and Val IT, ISACA’s internationally accepted frameworks for achieving governance over and value from IT. Organizations can use the wealth of knowledge...
  • Bad Ad: Going After The Malvertising Threat

    Posted by Tim Cranton, Associate General Counsel on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Today, Microsoft filed five civil lawsuits, the first of their kind against a nasty phenomenon known as malvertising. That’s the industry term for malicious online...
  • The Week in Privacy – September 18, 2009

    Privacy Groups Concerned Over Proposed HIPPA Data Breech Implementation ComputerWorld reports : “Privacy and civil rights advocates accused the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of trying to neuter a landmark data breach notification law...
  • Government Requirements for a Secure Cloud

    Ron Markezich, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Online Services, writes on the Microsoft Online Services Blog : This week, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the federal government’s vision for cloud computing, beginning with...
  • “Smarter Online = Safer Online” brochure series is now available.

    As part of our redesigned Microsoft.com/Protect site we’ve produced 13 new topical online safety brochures, that provide Microsoft’s guidance on many computing and Internet issues today. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/protect/ · Microsoft Family Safety...
  • The Week in Privacy – September 25, 2009

    Targeted Ads Targeted by Congress The long-running battle over behavioral ads is heating up again on Capitol Hill. Forbes reports that , “Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology...
  • Hats off to Congressman Boucher

    Frank Torres, Director, Consumer Affairs writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog : After years of vigorous debate, it looks like we are close to seeing the introduction of comprehensive federal legislation establishing privacy protections for...