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  • Blog Post: Privacy and a New Era of Personal Computing: A View from Brussels

    Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : 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...
  • Blog Post: Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security

    Today, I’m happy to announce we are releasing Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Complimentary copies are available for conference attendees...
  • Blog Post: Privacy Legislation a Hot Topic at State of the Net

    This year’s State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C. on January 17th featured a number of lively sessions I attended that addressed issues of online privacy. The day began with a keynote by Cameron Kerry , General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce. Kerry discussed a number of technology...
  • Blog Post: To Track or Not to Track? Not Just a Question, a Choice for Consumers and Industry

    Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Posted by Brendon Lynch Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen privacy for consumers, Microsoft recently announced that the next version of Internet Explorer (IE...
  • Blog Post: Podcast: Integrating Privacy Practices into the Software Development Life Cycle

    This week Kim Howell , Director of Privacy Governance in the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group, and Ralph Hood Lead Program Manager for the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group. Participated in a podcast on “Integrating Privacy Practices into the Software...
  • Blog Post: Working Toward a Privacy Framework for the “Big Data” Era

    Peter Cullen , Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft, writes on the Trustworthy Computing Blog : Over the past several months, we’ve been convening discussions with some of the world’s foremost privacy thinkers, including representatives of regulatory bodies, government policymakers, academia...
  • Blog Post: Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective

    Brendon Lynch here. Today we released a new position paper, Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective . This new paper discusses how Microsoft is approaching privacy as it relates to cloud computing. We wrote this paper based on our experience over the past decade examining...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Files Comments with FTC & Commerce Department on Data Privacy

    Posted by Mike Hintze Associate General Counsel, Legal & Corporate Affairs, on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : Today, we submitted comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s preliminary staff report on consumer privacy, “ Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change...
  • Blog Post: Advancing Security and Transparency in Online Advertising

    Posted by Mike Hintze Associate General Counsel, on the Microsoft on the Issues blog : I wanted to take a moment to highlight an important advance in protecting consumers online. The Self-Regulatory Principles For Online Behavioral Advertising announced today require online advertisers and Web...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Privacy Profiles: Dominik Stockem of Microsoft Germany Helps Set Data Protection Requirements

    Here’s the third in our series of privacy profiles at Microsoft. As the privacy officer for the German subsidiary of Microsoft, Dominik Stockem plays a key role in addressing data protection issues and helping Microsoft to develop privacy standards that often have a global impact. Read the entire...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Privacy Profile: Robert Gratchner,

    Here's the first in a series of profiles of privacy managers at Microsoft. Robert Gratchner is director of privacy and online safety supporting the advertising business group at Microsoft. Click here to read the entire profile in a 2 page pdf:
  • Blog Post: A Privacy Call to Action

    Peter Cullen, Microsoft's Chief Privacy Strategist, here ... Today, joined by industry colleague Ask.com , we are encouraging other technology leaders, consumer advocacy organizations and academics to come together in an effort to develop global privacy principles for data collection, use and protection...
  • Blog Post: Peter Cullen on Privacy Accountability

    Peter Cullen here. The concept of “accountability” has certainly become a recent catch-cry in the wake of the global economic crisis but it has long been an established principle of privacy and data protection. In fact, the concept was first established in data protection by the Organisation for Economic...
  • Blog Post: New Backgrounder: Privacy by Design at Microsoft

    We just added written a new two-page backgrounder document for our Trustworthy Computing Policymakers site on Privacy by Design . "Privacy by Design" has become a popular term in the privacy community, but it means different things to different people. At Microsoft, Privacy by Design describes not only...