Aussie Watchdog Rips Microsoft's Proposed Privacy Changes

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 6:30 PM EST) -- The Australian privacy commissioner has criticized Microsoft Corp.’s proposal to relax globally accepted data use and deletion principles, saying the changes would result in less protection for individuals and run afoul of the country’s privacy law.

In a Jan. 15 email sent to Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen that was publicly released Friday, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim responded to suggestions that were floated in a November report that Microsoft released after holding six meetings in five countries aimed at encouraging regulators, industry executives, consumer advocates...
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