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  • Blog Post: Protecting Data and Privacy in the Cloud: Part 2

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Microsoft understands that a customer’s willingness to use a particular cloud computing service depends on their ability to trust that the privacy of their information will be protected, and that their data will only be used in a manner consistent...
  • Blog Post: Protecting Data and Privacy in the Cloud: Part 1

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft For organizations looking to reap the benefits of cloud computing, it is important to know how a service provider is using customer data stored in the cloud and to trust that the service provider will only use their data in a way that is consistent with...
  • Blog Post: Establishing Trust in Our Data-Centric World

    By Peter Cullen, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing More and more, we are becoming a data-driven society, in which governments and industry have access to increasing volumes of information through consumer interactions online. A recent White House report on “Big Data” demonstrates the...
  • Blog Post: Security Trends in Cloud Computing Part 4: Public sector

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing In the first three posts in this series, we examined data from the financial services , healthcare and retail industries, and the potential security benefits that could be derived by adopting cloud computing. Today we’ll wrap up the series...
  • Blog Post: Security Trends in Cloud Computing Part 2: Addressing data challenges in healthcare

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing In Part 1 of this series , we looked at survey data from financial services organizations and discussed some potential benefits for those that adopt cloud computing. The data are derived from the Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT), which helps...
  • Blog Post: Panel: “Protecting Privacy & National Security in the Digital Age”

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft As technology continues to connect us in seemingly infinite ways, people are increasingly discussing appropriate levels of trade-offs that come with modern day conveniences. In line with the company’s role over the past decades, Microsoft continues...
  • Blog Post: The Evolving Pursuit of Privacy

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft In my role, I have the opportunity to discuss privacy with a wide variety of people – Microsoft’s customers and partners, policymakers, advocates and industry colleagues. In recent weeks, I participated in many such conversations at the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's cloud contracts approved by European privacy authorities

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft A big milestone was achieved this week. The Article 29 Working Party, a collection of 28 European Union data protection authorities, announced that Microsoft’s contractual approach to enterprise cloud services is in line with EU data protection...
  • Blog Post: Reflecting on Updated Privacy Practices

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer For more than a decade, Microsoft has invested in a comprehensive privacy program that sets the foundation for our efforts to responsibly manage our customers’ data. An important part of our privacy commitment is that we evolve our policies and practices...
  • Blog Post: RSA Conference 2014: Reflections from the Microsoft team

    By Jeff Jones, Director, Trustworthy Computing One of the best things about the RSA Conference is the incredible exchange of ideas that takes place, and this year was no exception. Clearly, government surveillance was on the minds of many attendees, and the intersection of security and privacy...
  • Blog Post: RSA Conference 2014: Microsoft’s Trust Principles

    By Jeff Jones, Director, Trustworthy Computing The keynote sessions at the RSA Conference are always compelling. This year’s presentations at the Moscone Center in San Francisco have been some of the best I’ve seen, with a strong focus on government surveillance programs and what they mean...
  • Blog Post: A safer internet is important for businesses, too

    By TwC Staff Today is Safer Internet Day , an annual campaign to encourage positive online behaviors and raise awareness of safety issues on the web. SID began in Europe more than a decade ago and is now observed in more than 100 countries. While the campaign focuses on consumers, some recent data suggest...
  • Blog Post: Commemorating Data Privacy Day 2014

    By TwC Staff Privacy is a central element of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing effort. Tomorrow, on Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day in Europe), Microsoft will join others from around the world in commemorating this annual milestone. Data Privacy Day (DPD), which occurs annually on Jan...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Privacy Models and Legislative Frameworks

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer In our data-rich world, there’s mounting concern that today’s privacy models and legislative frameworks are less effective in terms of protecting people’s privacy than when they were developed. It’s time to evolve our collective thinking...
  • Blog Post: TwC Next, an Ongoing Discussion

    Posted by Adrienne Hall , general manager, Trustworthy Computing Earlier this year at RSA USA, Scott Charney published the Trustworthy Computing Next whitepaper and started a conversation about current and emerging computing trends with regard to the cloud and Big Data, the role of Government and...
  • Blog Post: The Promise of Differential Privacy

    By Brendon Lynch , chief privacy officer, Microsoft At Microsoft, we have some of the world’s top privacy researchers working on a wide variety of interesting challenges. We strive to translate this research into new privacy-enhancing technologies. Today, we’re releasing a new whitepaper...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft supports continuing work toward a 'Do Not Track' standard

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing Microsoft has been steadfastly committed to, and engaged in, the W3C's Tracking Protection Working Group’s efforts to define a Do Not Track standard. We believe DNT holds the potential to help people better manage their privacy online...