Microsoft Files Comments with FTC & Commerce Department on Data Privacy

Posted by Mike HintzeAssociate General Counsel, Legal & Corporate Affairs 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: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers.” These comments to the FTC follow the comments we submitted at the end of…

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Advancing the Idea of Collective Action to Improve Internet Security and Privacy

Posted by Scott CharneyCorporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing To help address growing concerns regarding Internet security and privacy, I recently published a paper outlining an approach to addressing botnets and malware that threaten consumer devices connected to the Internet entitled Collective Defense: Applying Public Health Models to the Internet.  Today at the RSA 2011 conference…

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Microsoft Whitepaper: Policymakers Play Key Role in Cloud Safety

Posted by Julie Inman-GrantDirector, Privacy and Internet Safety Outreach, Trustworthy Computing The explosive growth of cloud computing services and Internet-connected mobile devices is creating exciting opportunities for users to connect, share common interests and access information. However, as the sheer number of individuals interacting and accessing content via the cloud increases, the odds of exposure…

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Connected Health: Bringing Patients and Physicians One Click Closer

Posted by Peter NeupertCorporate Vice President, Health Solutions Group Health has been a huge focus for the federal government over the past year – specifically, how to expand access and drive value: improving care for the same or lower cost. The Office of the National Coordinator within Health and Human Services (HHS) successfully spurred the…

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Time to Act on Patent Reform

Posted by Brad Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Horacio Gutierrez, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel As a new session of Congress begins, we have an opportunity to reassess the challenges confronting the U.S. patent system and to forge consensus around improvements that promote patent quality and the efficiency of the…

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Solving for the Future: Addressing Major Societal Challenges Through Innovative Technology and Cloud Computing

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Each year, we share our perspective and encourage discussion regarding technology-related public policy issues through publication of our Public Policy Agenda. This year, we have focused particular attention on the role of cloud computing in creating new advances for consumers,…

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Microsoft Kinect Experience at the World Economic Forum in Davos

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland is wrapping up. One of the many topics under discussion was the future of technology, and as part of that, Microsoft discussed the potential of Natural User Interface (NUI) technologies to address greater societal issues. You can read more about this and about a survey that looks at…

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