Microsoft on the Issues

News and perspectives on legal, public policy and citizenship topics.

#MSFTCOSO POV: From classroom to computer, students must be at the center of their learning environment

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft The digital world offers...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/17/2014

Digital common sense: New survey shows Americans want a better privacy balance

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/16/2014

Remembering the Third of July

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/03/2014

Advancing our encryption and transparency efforts

Posted by Matt ThomlinsonVice President, Trustworthy Computing Security, Microsoft In December, we...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 07/01/2014

The privacy week that was

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/28/2014

Microsoft CTO for US Education Cameron Evans: A call for better tech integration in classrooms

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/26/2014

Singapore leads the way on TV white spaces regulation

Posted by Jessica TanManaging Director, Microsoft Singapore On Monday, Singapore’s Infocomm...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/24/2014

White House highlights value of partnership in cybersecurity regulation

Editor’s Note: The following post is from J. Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Global Security...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/23/2014

Enhancing learning while protecting safety and privacy

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Over the past year, revelations of...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/20/2014

Why the CLS Bank case matters

Posted by Horacio GutierrezDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal &...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/20/2014

Microsoft to introduce features to protect Windows Phone users

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Over recent months,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/19/2014

New Zealanders’ online safety concerns reflected in proposed legislation

Posted by Delight RobertsSenior Online Safety Strategist, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Online...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/18/2014

Making the Microsoft Services Agreement even easier for people to understand

Posted by Ryan GavinGeneral Manager of Search, Cloud and Content, Microsoft As I’ve written...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/11/2014

Unfinished business on government surveillance reform

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/04/2014

Envisioning cyberspace in 2025

Posted by J. Paul NicholasSenior Director, Global Security Strategy & Diplomacy, Microsoft On...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 06/02/2014

Microsoft panel explores the policy implications of intelligent systems

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On May 16, Microsoft convened a panel of...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/22/2014

New success in protecting customer rights unsealed today

Successful challenge of National Security Letter protects longstanding policy of notifying...

Author: Jennifer J. Chen Date: 05/22/2014

Join Microsoft for May 21 town hall event ‘A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change’

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft On May 21, Microsoft,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/19/2014

Microsoft convenes panel on how the Internet of Things can build sustainable 21st century cities

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On May 14, leading public and private sector...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/16/2014

One step closer to TV white spaces access and preserving the open Internet

Posted by Paul MitchellGeneral Manager, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft On Thursday, the Federal...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/16/2014

‘Who Has Your Back?’ – Electronic Frontier Foundation gives Microsoft 6/6 Stars on privacy approach to government data access

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Thursday, the Electronic Frontier...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/15/2014

Using wireless technology innovation to enable cloud-connected experiences in Ghana and beyond

Posted by Paul GarnettDirector, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft I’m in Accra, Ghana,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/13/2014

Building trust in personal data ecosystems

Posted by Paul MitchellGeneral Manager, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Editor’s Note: The...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/13/2014

New whitepaper details how Latin America can benefit from the cloud while protecting data

Posted by Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center Staff A new whitepaper, “Facilitando the Cloud:...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/07/2014

Silicon Valley Gives crowdfunds to support hundreds of nonprofits

Posted by Dan'l LewinCorporate Vice President, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft One...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 05/06/2014

Microsoft files comments for White House big data review, responds to recommendations

Posted by Jennifer ChenEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Friday the White House released the...

Author: Jennifer J. Chen Date: 05/02/2014

How today’s creativity will inform our entertainment of the future

Editor's Note:The following post by Rob Knies originally appeared on the Inside Microsoft...

Author: Microsoft News Center Staff Date: 05/02/2014

Patent litigation reform needed now

Posted by Horacio GutierrezDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal &...

Author: Microsoft News Center Staff Date: 04/30/2014

One step on the path to challenging search warrant jurisdiction

Posted by David HowardCorporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft The U.S....

Author: Microsoft News Center Staff Date: 04/25/2014

NETmundial – Multi-stakeholder Internet governance moves forward

Posted by Paul MitchellGeneral Manager, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Today, NETmundial, a...

Author: Microsoft News Center Staff Date: 04/25/2014

Celebrating World IP Day

Posted by Jule SigallAssistant General Counsel, IP Policy & Strategy This weekend, on April 26,...

Author: Microsoft News Center Staff Date: 04/24/2014

Rebalancing the data asymmetry

Posted by Paul MitchellGeneral Manager, Technology Policy Group A combination of ubiquitous data,...

Author: Microsoft News Center Staff Date: 04/23/2014

Microsoft formalizes policy on responsible materials sourcing

Posted by Brian TobeyCorporate Vice President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Information...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/23/2014

California lawmakers consider legislation allowing computer science to count toward high school graduation requirements

Posted by Robyn HinesSenior Director for State Government Affairs, Microsoft Continuing the momentum...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/10/2014

Let’s ensure career opportunities for the best and brightest

Posted by Mary SnappDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal & Corporate...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/10/2014

EU privacy authorities approve Microsoft cloud contracts

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In a post Thursday on The Official Microsoft...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/10/2014

UN-HABITAT partners with Microsoft CityNext to address the challenge of 60 million new residents moving to cities each year

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/09/2014

Microsoft’s Spectrum Observatory project opens up for increased collaboration

Posted by Anoop GuptaLead Software Development Engineer, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft On March...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/08/2014

Nokia-Microsoft deal approved by Chinese Ministry of Commerce

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In a post Tuesday on The Official Microsoft...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/08/2014

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On March 27, leading experts on copyright and...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/03/2014

Microsoft partners with USAID to help end extreme poverty by 2030

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft On Thursday, the U.S. Agency...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/03/2014

A cross-industry Partnership for American Innovation

Posted by Horacio GutierrezDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal &...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 04/03/2014

We’re listening: Additional steps to protect your privacy

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/28/2014

Microsoft, National Journal and The Atlantic convene ‘A New America’ town hall focused on Millennials and entrepreneurism

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Tuesday, Microsoft, National Journal and...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/28/2014

Idaho the latest state to make computer science courses count toward high school graduation requirements

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Continuing the momentum...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/25/2014

Strengthening our policies for investigations

Posted by John FrankDeputy General Counsel & Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/20/2014

Studies spotlight adverse impact of immigration reform inaction

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft In two weeks, the U.S....

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/20/2014

Microsoft on World’s Most Ethical Companies list 4 years in a row

Posted by Dan BrossSenior Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft We are proud to be included in...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/20/2014

New research forecasts the staggering cost of cybercrime

Posted by David FinnAssociate General Counsel & Executive Director, Microsoft Cybercrime Center...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/18/2014

Microsoft applauds US NTIA’s transition of key Internet domain name functions

Posted by David TennenhouseCorporate Vice President, Microsoft Technology Policy The U.S. Department...

Author: Jeffrey Meisner Date: 03/17/2014

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