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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Do Not Track in the Windows 8 Setup Experience

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft With Windows 8’s recent release to manufacturing, we know many people are interested in how customers will discover Do Not Track (DNT) in Internet Explorer 10. DNT will be enabled in the “Express Settings” portion of the Windows 8 set-up experience.  There, customers will also be given a…


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,…


Advancing Consumer Trust and Privacy: Internet Explorer in Windows 8

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Today, Microsoft announced Windows 8 has reached Release Preview and Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 will have “Do Not Track” (DNT) on by default. This post includes additional thoughts about this important milestone in our effort to advance trust and consumer privacy online. Internet Explorer 10 on…


White House Announcement Sets Course for Privacy

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Consumer trust is vital to the growth of a vibrant Internet, and respect for privacy – putting people first – is essential to earning and maintaining that trust. Today’s release by the White House of their framework signifies an important milestone in the evolution of privacy…

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