Earning your trust with contractual commitments to the General Data Protection Regulation

Trust is central to Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. So that you can trust the Microsoft products and services you use, we take a principled approach with strong commitments to privacy, security, compliance and transparency. This approach includes helping you on your journey to meet the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection regulation (GDPR), a privacy regulation which Read more »

Microsoft joins NoBully, UNESCO in upcoming global campaign to stop online bullying

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Microsoft has joined NoBully and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in their bid to create a global campaign to stop online bullying and to inspire young people to stand up for one another in the digital space. NoBully, UNESCO, educators and representatives from companies and non-profits from nine countries met in London last month to begin brainstorming the framework for a worldwide campaign. After the two-day workshop, Read more »

Growing consensus on the need for an international treaty on nation state attacks

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This week, the Group of 7 (G7) published a declaration recognizing the urgent need to establish international norms for responsible nation state behavior in cyberspace. It’s encouraging to see the commitment of this leading group of nations, but sobering to witness the growing imperative to act. Earlier this year at the RSA Conference in San Francisco I outlined the framework for a Digital Geneva Convention aimed at protecting and defending Read more »

Microsoft releases biannual transparency reports

Today Microsoft is releasing its most recent biannual transparency reports on the Microsoft Transparency Hub. These reports consist of the Law Enforcement Requests Report, U.S. National Security Orders Report and Content Removal Requests Report. The Law Enforcement Requests Report and the U.S. National Security Orders Report, which cover the period from July to December 2016, are largely consistent with previous reports: During the latter half of 2016, Microsoft received a Read more »

Microsoft to city leaders: It’s time to become ‘cyber resilient’

According to Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. And when we think about how cyberthreats or natural disasters could impact some of our world’s largest cities, it’s important to plan and prepare for the potential worst-case scenarios. As cities continue to develop resilience capabilities, they are becoming keenly aware that their resilience increasingly depends on the smooth functioning of information and communications technology (ICT). City managers rely Read more »

Join us: Working together to help people with autism enter the workforce

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As we celebrate National Autism Awareness Month throughout April and World Autism Awareness  Day on April 2, it is a good time to rethink how we can empower every person to achieve more. The vast majority of people with autism are either unemployed or underemployed, leaving a large pool of untapped talent. If we work together, we can help make a difference. Along with EY, HPE and SAP, we are Read more »

Overcoming online pitfalls: Improving safety and building trust through digital civility

Photo of Microsoft Chief Online Officer Jacqueline Beauchere, second from left, with five other people at George Washington University Law School.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at George Washington University Law School where our new research and work on digital civility took center stage as a means of helping to combat online pitfalls like cyber-violence, hoaxes and misinformation. “A More Perfect Internet: Digital Incivility, Cyber-Violence and Fake News” was the second program in a series, led by professors Arturo Carillo and Dawn Nunziato, as part of the law school’s Read more »

Microsoft announces IP licensing program to power digital transformation in connected cars

The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation. The technology in automobiles that’s connected to the internet and capable of receiving services from the cloud is ushering in a new wave of innovation. In fact, by some estimates, over the next three years, more than 90 percent of all cars will be connected. From amazing fuel savings, to predictive maintenance and safety features, to self-driving cars, we’re at a critical Read more »

Microsoft joins House Veterans subcommittee on economic opportunity for a learning roundtable

March 9, 2017 photo of Microsoft official meeting with House Veterans subcommittee on economic opportunity in Washington, D.C.

We know that we all have more to do to help the 200,000 U.S. service members transitioning annually to civilian life. On Thursday, I had the honor of joining the House Veterans subcommittee on economic opportunity for a bipartisan roundtable discussion on the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and learning avenues for service members and veterans. The group discussed the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA), our program which offers transitioning Read more »

An update on Microsoft’s approach to compliance

Later this month, I’ll be moderating a panel of Microsoft’s compliance team at The Global Ethics Summit, an annual event where company leaders exchange ideas and share best practices about compliance issues. At the Global Ethics Summit, I plan to talk about some of the innovations we’ve been bringing to compliance at Microsoft over the past year or so. We’re proud of Microsoft’s strong commitment to doing business in a Read more »