World Economic Forum reports call for establishment of trustworthiness in handling of personal data

On Tuesday, the nonprofit World Economic Forum released three reports as part of its “Rethinking Personal Data” initiative. Microsoft is on the steering board of the multi-year effort to explore frameworks for the use of personal data to improve transparency, accountability and empowerment for people globally.

In a post, Paul Mitchell, general manager of Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, writes that the company has been “a leading voice in the industry on institutional transparency, especially as it relates to government requests for customer data.”

Addressing short- and long-term challenges around the issue of trust “will require an inter-disciplinary discourse that can integrate the perspectives and needs of individuals, society, business and policymakers,” he writes. “Microsoft will continue to partner with researchers, industry partners and other organizations to help formulate the issues and drive the discussion forward.”

Read Mitchell’s full post on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff