Microsoft Is Pushing for Privacy?

When it comes to protecting customers' privacy, Microsoft doesn't have the best record. So when the software giant backs new federal privacy legislation, onlookers suspect the company is probably protecting itself.

...On Wednesday, Microsoft returned to CFP on the 10th anniversary of the august privacy confab to explain how a confusing patchwork of state privacy laws, and increasingly sophisticated threats to consumers, finally scared the company straight.

"It really led us to the conclusion that comprehensive federal privacy legislation is a valuable addition to the mix," said Microsoft lawyer Michael Hintze. Wired News: Microsoft Is Pushing for Privacy?

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