Microsoft joins with others in call to reform government surveillance

Today, Microsoft and members of the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, along with civil liberties advocates, sent a letter to the White House and Congressional leaders supporting essential reforms to the USA Patriot Act. As we’ve said before, these reforms must include an end to bulk collection and allow for companies to be transparent about the requests they receive for information.

We understand that governments play a vital role in helping protect our communities, but we must do so in a way that protects the values we cherish. Nearly two years after government surveillance revelations came to light, the U.S. Government still has unfinished business to reduce the technology trust deficit it has created.

We continue to urge the president and Congress to act and will continue to work with the coalition, other companies, and advocates for meaningful reforms.