Microsoft's General Counsel Calls on Congress to do More to Protect Users' Private Data

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 25/06/2014 17:58

[IDG] Congress needs to do more to protect private data of U.S. citizens from government surveillance and the misuse of technology by companies, a top Microsoft executive said Tuesday.

Congress has taken small steps to protect data from surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency and other government agencies, but lawmakers need to go further, Microsofts Brad Smith said during a speech at the Brookings Institute. Lawmakers should also ensure that companies are accountable to regulators, through regulation for their privacy practices, Smith said.
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249338/Microsoft_39_s_Smith_calls_for_new_privacy_push_in_Congress
www.cio.com/article/754703/Microsoft_s_General_Counsel_Calls_on_Congress_to_do_More_to_Protect_Users_Private_Data
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2367360/microsofts-smith-calls-for-new-privacy-push-in-congress.html

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