Recent Research Commissioned by Microsoft on Data Governance and Role Collaboration

Hi, I am Brendon Lynch, Director of Privacy Strategy in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group.  Among other things, my team’s work includes engagement with external privacy stakeholders and advising Microsoft product groups on data governance strategies. I wanted to highlight some interesting research we recently conducted which explores how different roles within organizations are collaborating to…

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Microsoft Accepts Second Privacy Seal from Prestigious Germany Authority

Peter Cullen, Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Strategist, here … Microsoft maintains a strong focus on providing our customers with products and services that they can trust – because trust is vital to the success of our business. And we believe that to secure trust, we must safeguard the privacy of our customers’ personal information. So, it…

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A Privacy Call to Action

Peter Cullen, Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Strategist, here … Today, joined by industry colleague Ask.com, we are encouraging other technology leaders, consumer advocacy organizations and academics to come together in an effort to develop global privacy principles for data collection, use and protection related to search and online advertising. Additionally, expanding on our ongoing work to…

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Identity Crisis? What Crisis?

Jerry Fishenden, National Technology Officer for the UK, here …  If you think the current problems of online safety and Internet e-crime (or cybercrime if you prefer) appear challenging, what on earth is going to happen when the Internet pervades every aspect of our daily lives? As the Internet beings to power and monitor health…

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Microsoft Research Focused on Demographic Data, Not PII

Erik Bratt, Sr. Communications Manager, here …  At Microsoft, we’re fortunate to have some of the world’s most renowned technology scientists working on innovative research projects based on an open academic model. Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. A recent research paper published by Microsoft…

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Privacy Not Just About Data Security

Erik Bratt, Sr. Communications Manager, here … Although security and privacy often have the same objective, the focus is different. When it comes to customer data, security focuses on keeping your data safe, while privacy focuses on giving you control. So says Tina Knutson in a great post on the recently launched Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) blog.   “At privacy conferences and trainings, I’ve…

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Welcome to The Data Privacy Imperative Blog!

Peter Cullen, Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Strategist, here … For more than a decade, Microsoft has had employees dedicated to advancing customer privacy priorities across the company, the industry and society.  We now have more than 40 full-time privacy professionals across the company, as well as a few hundred more with privacy management as a formal…

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