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Macron and tech giants launch Paris call to fix web woes

Microsoft was among the US tech giants joining with France to call for more nations and corporates to adhere to new internet regulations and do more in the global fight against cyber crime, online censorship and hateful dialogue online.

At an international convening on cyber security principles in Paris, Emmanuel Macron launched a document called “Paris call for trust and security in cyber-space”. The French President hopes the initiative will reenergise momentum for much-needed internet regulation after negotiations broke down last year.

Full article: Macron and tech giants launch Paris call to fix web woes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Gets Reputation Hit After Data Blunders

Facebook is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders.

Only 22% of Americans said that they trust Facebook with their personal information, far less than Amazon (49%), Google (41%), Microsoft (40%), and Apple (39%).

Full article: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Gets Reputation Hit After Data Blunders | Fortune

Microsoft to comply with the data localisation requests from all countries

Microsoft is committed to complying with the law of the land when it comes to data privacy and will honour data localisation requests from all countries, including India.

“We will have to comply with data laws of various countries. That is mandatory for us. We are already fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will do the same with other countries’ data protection laws,” Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, told IANS.

As the tech companies demand data to flow freely, Johnson said in order to improve current security and intelligent systems against cybercriminals who are well funded, certain sets of data have to move freely among the countries.

Source: Microsoft to comply with the data localisation requests from all countries- Technology News, Firstpost

Microsoft chief urges industry to focus on ethics and privacy

In his opening keynote at the second day of the Future Decoded conference in London, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called on the industry to make privacy a core value.

“Privacy is a human right,” he said. “All of us will have to treat privacy as a human right. GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] is a great start, it sets the standard for how people need to see privacy globally.”

Full article: Microsoft chief urges industry to focus on ethics and privacy

India wants localization of cloud storage data in possible blow to big tech firms

A panel working on the Indian government’s cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its draft report seen by Reuters, a proposal that could deal a blow to global technology giants such as Amazon and Microsoft who offer such services.

Source: Exclusive: India panel wants localization of cloud storage data in possible blow to big tech firms | Reuters

Cloud data privacy for businesses unclear after Supreme Court drops Microsoft case

The case led to the CLOUD Act, which requires tech companies comply with court orders for data stored in the US and overseas.

After the passage of the CLOUD Act, the federal government attained a new warrant, which replaced the original warrant served on Microsoft in 2013. The court concluded Tuesday that there is no longer a “live dispute” between the US and Microsoft based on the legal changes, and directed the district court to dismiss the case.

Source: Cloud data privacy for businesses unclear after Supreme Court drops Microsoft case – TechRepublic

A blueprint to help business compliance leaders realize digital transformation

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It is the launchpad for companies across the economy transforming their business models to capitalize on the new opportunities being unleashed by innovations rapidly transforming our world.

However, digital transformation requires more than flipping a switch as companies find themselves navigating a new world of legal risk and compliance in their journey.

Today we are pleased to share the release of a new Microsoft book, “Digital Transformation in the Cloud: What enterprise leaders and their legal and compliance advisors need to know” to act as a guide, with Microsoft’s full perspective on the challenges and concerns businesses face when embracing digital transformation.

Source: A blueprint to help business compliance leaders realize digital transformation – Microsoft on the Issues

Advancing blockchain cybersecurity: Policy recommendations for growth and innovation

Blockchain technology presents many promising opportunities to accelerate digital transformation and reshape how organizations around the world, including governments, address operational challenges.

Policymakers are in the early stages of understanding blockchain and its potential use cases in regulated sectors, whether in financial services, healthcare, transportation, or retail and manufacturing. Microsoft has been part of this journey through blockchain deployments built on our Azure services, including Digital Identity ID2020, Project Ubin (with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Association of Banks in Singapore), and MiFID II Data Reconciliation (with UBS, Barclays, Credit Suisse and others).

Source: Advancing blockchain cybersecurity: Policy recommendations for growth and innovation – Microsoft on the Issues

US Supreme Court hears arguments in United States v. Microsoft

Today, the United States Supreme Court hears arguments in a case with major implications for the privacy profession. The dispute between Microsoft and the United States government has spanned several years and will determine whether the U.S. can compel Microsoft to turn over data stored on a server located outside of the United States via a warrant issued by a U.S. court under the Stored Communications Act.

The dispute between Microsoft and the United States government has spanned several years and will determine whether the U.S. can compel Microsoft to turn over data stored on a server located outside of the United States via a warrant issued by a U.S. court under the Stored Communications Act.

Source: US Supreme Court hears arguments in United States v. Microsoft

US Supreme Court weighs Microsoft privacy fight over data stored overseas

A major privacy rights fight between Microsoft and the Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week.

The nine justices will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that pits the interests of tech companies and privacy advocates in safeguarding customer data against the demands of law enforcement in obtaining information crucial to criminal and counterterrorism investigations.

Source: US Supreme Court weighs Microsoft privacy fight over data stored overseas

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