Microsoft Celebrates Data Privacy Day

Posted by David Bowermaster

Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues

Protecting privacy online and securing personal data are major priorities for Microsoft.   So, to commemorateData Privacy Day in the U.S.  (and Data Protection Day in Europe), the company has been sharing its latest thinking on privacy policies and technologies in a variety of forums.

Microsoft executives are joining consumers, governments and organizations at events in San Francisco,Washington D.C. and Brussels to support increased awareness of online privacy. The company alsoreleased a study conducted with 2,500 consumers, HR managers and recruitment professionals in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France to learn more about attitudes toward online reputation, and how this information can have real life consequences in critical areas, such as hiring decisions.

Our Corporate Privacy Group and our colleagues in Europe have blogged about privacy protections in greater detail in conjunction with Data Privacy Day.  Take a look and give us your feedback.

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    AT&T is a co-sponsor?  Oh the irony.  Do you expect people to take this seriously?    There is no online privacy as long as most of the major telcos and service providers forward a copy of every bit to the NSA or respond to "National Security Letters" written on Post-Its.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think Microsoft needs to reread its policy regarding China:    "Microsoft Concerns    Let there be no misunderstanding about the values that underlie Microsoft’s decisions on this matter. Our people—from the senior management of the company to the more than 60,000 employees all over the world, including more than 2500 in China itself–care deeply about the impact of our services on the people we serve. We are actively reviewing all of our policies and practices to identify the best ways to protect customers, while providing the widest possible array of information sources. "    It is time to show the same courage as Google.