On December 15, 2014, Microsoft reported the filing of 10 amicus briefs in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals signed by leading technology and media companies, computer scientists and trade associations and advocacy organizations, in support of Microsoft’s litigation to resist a U.S. Government’s search warrant purporting to compel the production of Microsoft customer emails that are stored in Ireland.
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The Luxembourg data protection authority has stated that it will not investigate complaints relating to the alleged involvement of Microsoft Luxembourg and Skype Software S.a.r.l. and Skype Communications S.a.r.l. in the PRISM surveillance program.
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The EU’s Article 29 Working Party sent letters to Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to express concerns that the search engine providers’ practices may not be in compliance with EU law.

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Microsoft is urging Congress and the information technology industry to act now to ensure that cloud computing is guided by an international commitment to privacy, security and transparency for consumers, businesses and government.  A survey commissioned by Microsoft found that while the general population and senior business leaders are excited about the potential of cloud

Lisa J. Sotto, Partner and Chair of Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Management practice, discusses the roles individuals, companies, service providers and governments play in helping to create a safer, more trusted Internet.   End to End Trust is Microsoft’s broad and all encompassing vision for creating a “safer, more trusted Internet,” which is achieved