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Your email belongs to you, not us

Microsoft is committed to delivering meaningful privacy protections that build trust with our customers, and we know how much you value the contents of your email.  We believe your email belongs to you, not us, and that it should receive the same privacy protection as paper letters sent by mail–no matter where it is stored. ...

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Protecting Data and Privacy in the Cloud: Part 2

Microsoft understands that a customer’s willingness to use a particular cloud computing service depends on their ability to trust that the privacy of their information will be protected, and that their data will only be used in a manner consistent with customer expectations. But even the best designed and implemented services can only protect customer...

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Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain

What does the future look like?  To take a closer look, Microsoft has released a report called “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain.”  How will the choices organizations make at present, affect their ability to shape the social, economic and demographic changes a decade from now?  See more >>...

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Establishing Trust in Our Data-Centric World

More and more, we are becoming a data-driven society, in which governments and industry have access to increasing volumes of information through consumer interactions online. A recent White House report on “Big Data” demonstrates the broad recognition of related privacy concerns which, if not managed correctly, may outweigh the benefits we can derive from this...

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Panel: “Protecting Privacy & National Security in the Digital Age”

As technology continues to connect us in seemingly infinite ways, people are increasingly discussing appropriate levels of trade-offs that come with modern day conveniences. In line with the company’s role over the past decades, Microsoft continues to be a key participant and driver of these conversations.  Read more >>...

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Microsoft’s cloud contracts approved by European privacy authorities

A big milestone was achieved this week.  The Article 29 Working Party, a collection of 28 European Union data protection authorities, announced that Microsoft’s contractual approach to enterprise cloud services is in line with EU data protection law.   See more >>...

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Adrienne’s View: Cloud security benefits belie pre-deployment doubts

Cloud security is often better than customers expect it to be. I’ve blogged about that trend before, including the Cloud Trust Study (commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by comScore) showing high percentages of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) seeing improved security after moving to the cloud. Two recent studies add further evidence that security apprehensions...

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Creating an intelligent “sandbox” for coordinated malware eradication

Antimalware companies have for some time used machine learning and big data analysis to detect and disrupt malware. But to move from disruption to eradication, the antimalware ecosystem must work with new types of partners in different ways.  Read more >>...

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Reflecting on Updated Privacy Practices

For more than a decade, Microsoft has invested in a comprehensive privacy program that sets the foundation for our efforts to responsibly manage our customers’ data. An important part of our privacy commitment is that we evolve our policies and practices to address the changes in technology and customer expectations. Earlier today, Microsoft General Counsel...

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