Microsoft supports continuing work toward a Do Not Track standard

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Our customers expect strong privacy protections to be built into Microsoft technologies, so we make privacy a priority. Our inclusion of Do Not Track (DNT) in Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 is an example of how we strive to meet these expectations. We believe DNT holds…

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Continuing our commitment to privacy and consumer choice with Do Not Track

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft As part of our ongoing commitment to privacy, Microsoft has included improvements to our support of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Do Not Track (DNT) effort in the Windows 8.1 Preview released at Microsoft’s Build conference last week.  Specifically, the new version of Internet Explorer (included with…


Toward building consumer trust and a Do Not Track solution

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Last week, we launched a consumer privacy awareness campaign to educate people about the tools and technologies Microsoft provides to help protect their personal information online. We prioritize privacy because we know it’s important to our customers. One of the tangible outcomes of more than a decade of…


Looking Ahead: Cause for Optimism for Online Consumer Privacy

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) at a special summit in Maryland focused on privacy in the digital age. The summit marked a key point in a year-long initiative by NAAG President…

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Putting Privacy First in 2013

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft As 2012 draws to a close, we’re starting to see a number of “year-in-review” pieces recapping key developments in the tech industry over the past 12 months. One item that I think deserves to be near the top of these year-end…

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

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft 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 globally, and I want to share a few of my insights from the week (including…


Privacy and Technology in Balance?

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft This week, I had the opportunity to speak in Uruguay at the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. This conference brings together leading authorities on privacy from more than 50 countries, including many of the key government officials…

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Charting a Course for Privacy Innovations

Posted by Mike HintzeChief Privacy Counsel, Microsoft For any technology company, continuous innovation is essential to stay relevant. But new features and functionality are not enough. Increasingly, consumers want innovations that help them keep their personal information secure and private. And policymakers and regulators are looking to industry to take the lead on creating new…


To Track or Not to Track? Not Just a Question, a Choice for Consumers and Industry

Posted by Brendon LynchChief 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 10) will include the Do-Not-Track (DNT) feature turned “on” by default. There has been a lot of public debate about tracking users’ activities on the Internet,…