Organizational Accountability is Key to Protecting Users’ Privacy

Posted by Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: This week, more than 400 policymakers, privacy advocates and industry representatives will be converging in Israel for the 32nd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. The conference has commenced this morning in Jerusalem, a city of both ancient traditions…

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Online Reputation: Myth vs. Fact

More today on Is the Online World More Dangerous Than the Real World? – Myth vs. Fact , a new information sheet I recently created.   Earlier I highlighted, “Child Predators on the Internet: Myth vs. Fact.”  Another myth is the belief that individuals have little control over their online reputations: Myth: You have no control…

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Privacy and the Bing Integration with Facebook

We made a big announcement yesterday announcing the integration of Facebook with Bing searches.  A large integration like this naturally raises some privacy questions, which are addressed by Paul Yiu and Todd Schwartz on the Bing team in a blog post on the Bing Community Blog:   One of the top things that privacy experts…

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Child Predators on the Internet: Myth vs. Fact

Is the Online World More Dangerous Than the Real World? – Myth vs. Fact is a new information sheet I recently created.   Among the online myths addressed in this, is the belief that online predators lure children by impersonating other children: Myth: Child predators are moving to the Internet to exploit children by pretending they…

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Oxford launches New Journal, International Data Privacy Law

Oxford University has just created what appears to be the first international journal dedicated to privacy law, titled appropriately, International Data Privacy Law.   The editorial board includes our own Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft.   The introduction to the first issue states:   Combining thoughtful, high level analysis with a practical approach, International Data Privacy…

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Microsoft Supports Moving Forward on Privacy

Frank Torres, Director of Consumer Affairs, Microsoft, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Microsoft has long encouraged Congress to pass a robust law to protect consumers’ privacy. In a letter sent to Capitol Hill this week, Microsoft and other companies express support for a bill, HR 5777, proposed by Congressman Bobby Rush, which…

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Stop. Think. Connect: Microsoft, government and industry join forces to promote online safety

Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications – Privacy & Online Safety writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October is the designated time of year when individuals and organizations are encouraged to take stock of computing security and their online habits and practices, to help provide a safer,…

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Microsoft recognized for privacy-enhancing identity management technology

Posted by Brendon Lynch,  Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Director, Trustworthy Computing on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Last night, Microsoft was honored to accept the 2010 HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award for Technology.  The award was presented by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest association of privacy professionals, during the…

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FOSI Digital Nation Panel Discussion Video

Last week Microsoft hosted a showing of the documentary “Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier” on our Redmond Campus, followed by a panel discussion with the documentary producer Rachel Dretzin, Family Online Safety Institute CEO Stephen Balkam, Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Steve Crown, Todd Oppenheimer, Author of “The Flickering Mind”, and…

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