Microsoft’s Brad Smith Testifies on Updating the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) for Cloud Computing

Today Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today  in a hearing entitled “The Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Promoting Security and Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age.” Smith urged Congress to update ECPA to ensure the right balance is struck between the privacy rights of citizens and the needs of law enforcement. Tomorrow,  Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel Mike Hintze, will speak before the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee to urge modernization of ECPA as part of a hearing focused on the revolution in cloud computing.

The Microsoft on the Issues Blog has a summary post of both testimonies, “Congress Considers Cloud Computing.”  For Brad Smith’s full testimony click here:

--David Burt, CIPP, CISSP

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