Building Global Trust Online

Today, I’m happy to share a new Microsoft publication, Building Global Trust Online: Policy Perspectives on Privacy, Safety and Security. It’s intended as a starting point for discussions with policymakers on these important and sometimes difficult issues and also provides good insights into Microsoft’s perspective on key issues. Building Global Trust Online relies on extensive work and ongoing research by Microsoft’s internal teams as well as consultation with external subject-matter experts.

Within Building Global Trust Online, you’ll find overviews of key issues; a summary of Microsoft’s response to these issues, which includes products, services and global collaborations; and a list of helpful resources and links for further reading and support. We’ve provided information about topics such as:

• Current online privacy issues and practices.

• Issues related to the protection of youth online.

• Current efforts and resources used to address, mitigate or resolve today’s cyber threats.

• Microsoft’s products, services, partnerships and ongoing work to promote a safer Internet.

We offer Building Global Trust Online in a variety of formats to fit different needs, including a single 64-page brochure booklet, or as individual 2-page topical guides. Both the full booklet and the individual guides are available in printed form, on CD-ROM and as downloadable documents on our Trust Online website at http://www.microsoft.com/TrustOnline

Building Global Trust Online is intended to be a relevant and useful guide for any decision-maker with responsibility for developing new ideas and solutions for online privacy, security and safety. We appreciate the scope and changing complexities of these issues – as well as the tremendous value of collaborative efforts to provide the most up-to-date information, support and guidance.

About the Author

Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft

Brendon Lynch is the Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft, where he has responsibilities for all aspects of Microsoft’s privacy approach, including privacy policy creation and implementation across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and engagement with all external audiences. Before joining Microsoft, Brendon led the privacy and risk solutions business at software maker Watchfire. Prior to entering the software industry in 2002, Brendon spent nine years in Europe and North America with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provided privacy and risk management consulting services.