Ensuring Privacy and Safety on Windows Live

The Windows Live team blogs about the latest privacy and safety features: Hi, I’m Jamie Cannon, a Product Manager on the Windows Live team. Part of my job is to help keep our customers safer & more secure from threats on the Internet. I want to share a quick update on why this is important…

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Internet Explorer 8’s Suggested Sites and Privacy

IE 8’s Suggested Sites feature has raised some privacy questions.  Internet Explorer Program Manager Jane Kim breaks it all down for you on the Internet Explorer Blog: The IE8 feature Suggested Sites helps you discover related sites that can be helpful to get more information about your interests.  Under the hood, Suggested Sites is a…

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Consumer Trust Core to Health Privacy

Microsoft Consumer Affairs Director Frank Torres writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Information about our personal health is arguably the most sensitive data we own.  From chronic conditions to medications to genetic makeup, our personal health information reveals intimate details about who we are, what we do, and what we may be like in…

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Microsoft Celebrates Data Privacy Day This Wednesday

 Posted Monday, January 26, 2009 5:14 PM by Microsoft Privacy Team On Wednesday, Microsoft will join in celebrating Data Privacy Day/ Data Protection Day with a series of global events.  In 2007, the  Council of Europe established January 28 as “Data Protection Day,” to increase awareness of privacy and data protection issues among consumers, organizations…

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Data Privacy Day in Canada: First annual Privacy By Design Challenge a major success

Yesterday I participated in the first Privacy By Design Challenge held in downtown Toronto. My presentation is in a pdf here or in the original 2MB PPT here. This event is the brainchild of Dr. Ann Cavoukian, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. A long-time advocate of privacy technologies, Ann coined the term “privacy by design”…

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Microsoft Hosts Privacy Video Competition in the EU for Data Protection Day

Thomas Myrup Kristensen, EU Internet Policy Director for Microsoft blogs about today’s Data Protection Day events in the EU on the Microsoft On the Issues Blog: This year in Brussels, European Schoolnet, with the support of the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee and Microsoft (led by my colleague Cornelia),…

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Data Privacy Day – Focus Group Findings

Today the United States, the European Union and Canada are celebrating Data Privacy Day, which is dedicated to educating people about online privacy protections. To commemorate the day, Microsoft commissioned focus group research examining consumer perceptions of online privacy issues. The findings of these focus groups led us to think about how we can build…

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Microsoft Response to the Internet Safety Technical Task Force’s report to the Attorneys General

Yesterday the Berkman Center for Internet & Society released its report, Child Safety & Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking of United States Attorneys General at the State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C.   Microsoft participated in the Task Force, and…

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Methods Matter for Protecting Privacy Online

Mike Hintze, Microsoft Associate General Counsel blogs from today’s State of the Net Conference in Washington DC, where he spoke on a panel.   Posted on the new Microsoft of the Issues blog: There’s been much discussion recently about “data anonymization” to protect privacy online.  Data anonymization is an especially hot topic when it comes to…

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Announcing Data Privacy Day 2009

On January 28, 2009, people around the world are celebrating Data Privacy Day by learning more about what we each can do to keep our personal information safer online. The day will feature awareness and education events across generations, cultures, and geographies. Microsoft will host a free interactive community event San Francisco, California will be…

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