Enabling Security and Privacy
in an Interconnected World
In remarks during the annual dinner of the Center for Democracy and Technology
(CDT), on March 2007, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates emphasized the need for
comprehensive federal privacy legislation that will provide meaningful protection
for individuals online, and set clear guidelines for businesses.
In today's interconnected world, with affordable and powerful PCs, high-speed
Internet connections and a plethora of mobile devices, computer users are engaging
in rich online experiences around e-commerce, communications and entertainment.
However, with this new interactivity comes an important responsibility –
of governments, industry and consumer advocacy groups – to ensure that
computer users can trust that their personal information is secure and private.
In his remarks, Gates asserted that some basic standards must be put in place
to ensure that personal information is kept secure, that people’s privacy
is protected and that they are protected from harm, and cited the company's
commitment to building tools, applications and services in order to help keep
the Internet a rich resource with which to communicate, play, shop and do business.
Microsoft believes that to provide a consistent, safe online experience, technology,
enforcement and industry collaboration need to be supported by effective public
policy. This includes strong legislation that prohibits deception, empowers
consumers with control over their personal information and protects e-commerce.
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