Privacy & Identity Theft Conference

I recently delivered a keynote address at the Privacy & Identity Theft Conference in Vancouver, Canada.  My keynote was entitled, “The Big Picture: Defining and Redefining Identity Fraud.”  Below is the major portion of my keynote, along with the relevant slides here in a pdf.   At the time it was designed, the Internet was…

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Microsoft Supports Strong Industry Search Data Anonymization Standards

 In April, the Europe Commission group charged with providing advice to the EU and member states on the protection of personal data known as the  Article 29 Working Party  issued an opinion that asked search companies to evaluate their search anonymization policies and adopt strong anonymization after 6 months. Today, Microsoft announced  that it’s prepared…

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Responding to Cyberbullying – the Role of Internet Companies

Today I presented on a panel entitled, ““The Role of the Internet Industry in the Fight Against Online Hate Speech” at the Global Summit on Internet Hate Speech.  Here is my presentation, opening remarks below: Responding to Cyberbullying – the Role of Internet Companies Microsoft is proud to be a sponsor of the “Global Summit…

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Data Governance: A management solution to privacy issues

Two particularly noteworthy events happened this week around the issue of protecting personal information. First, Microsoft released the latest Security Intelligence Report, which provides a detailed analysis of current threats to your computer and the personal information contained therein. The full text of this report and more can be found here. Second,  I gave a…

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Peter Cullen talks privacy at the Churchill Club

Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist at Microsoft, spoke at a forum September 8, 2008 at the Churchill Club in California.  During the forum, “Personalization versus Privacy: Balancing Business and Customer Interests,” Peter addressed how Microsoft builds privacy into Microsoft products.Peter Cullen discusses building privacy into Microsoft products (4:41) Peter Cullen talks about data retention, on…

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Kim Cameron on Information Cards as a solution to site redirection

Kim Cameron, Chief Architect of Identity in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft has an interesting post up about at his Laws of Identity blog on the vulnerability of passwords to “site redirection“, a problem that Information Cards don’t have: The UK’s Register has been running a a series of articles by John Leyden  (here, here…

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Moving Information Across Borders: The Need for a Global Accountability Framework

When it comes to data protection and privacy today, there is much discussion about the future of regulation and business practices in a globalized environment where information flows across borders like water.   How will yesterday’s regulatory and business accountability models evolve to help face tomorrow’s data protection challenges? What would this new model look like?…

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Digital Playgrounds presentation at the Berkman Center

Last week I presented the concepts from Microsoft’s paper, “Digital Playgrounds: Creating Safer Online Environments for Children,” at the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (ISTTF) Open Meeting at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Cambridge, Mass. The Digital Playgrounds paper outlines a framework that would enable the creation of optional online “walled gardens,”…

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Title: Online Identity Theft: Changing the Game

As many of you know, Microsoft has been at the forefront in fighting the scourge of identity theft.  We’ve improved our products and created tools to help fight identity theft — the Internet Explorer Phishing Filter; Windows Defender; Windows Live OneCare; and Windows CardSpace. Today we are releasing, “Online Identity Theft: Changing the Game Protecting…

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