We live in an environment where the amount of data being generated is increasing at a staggering pace. With this increase, we see a corresponding growth in the potential for important benefits—both to us as individuals and to us as a society—based on using this information. However, in this data-rich world, it is becoming clear that today’s privacy frameworks cannot adequately protect consumer privacy; it has become critical that we evolve our thinking with respect to the ways societies protect the privacy of individuals while providing for responsible, beneficial data use.

Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to privacy. As part of the Trustworthy Computing 10-year milestone, Corporate Vice President Scott Charney suggested in this Trustworthy Computing Next white paper (PDF, 690 KB) that in a world of connected devices, technology-enabled information use, and the emergence of “big data,” it’s time to consider evolving the frameworks that have governed aspects of the protection of personal data.

Identifying frameworks that support the dual goals of privacy and responsible data use is the motivation for Microsoft’s collaboration with privacy stakeholders from around the world—across governments, private enterprise, and civil society. Follow this topic and join the conversation @MSFTPrivacy


Privacy Models: The Next Evolution

Privacy Models: The Next Evolution (1:19:28)

Leading privacy experts discuss future privacy principles and frameworks that focus on data use and associated risks.

Evolving Privacy Principles

Evolving Privacy Principles (6:59)

Privacy leaders discuss the need to evolve the principles that govern today’s privacy models and legislative frameworks.

Responsible Use of Data

Responsible Use of Data (9:35)

Privacy leaders discuss a privacy framework that focuses on responsible data use rather than on notice and consent at the point of collection.

Balancing Privacy and Responsible Use for Societal Benefit

Balancing Privacy and Responsible Use for Societal Benefit (7:16)

Privacy leaders explore how frameworks in-place could support the dual goals of individual privacy and responsible data use for economic and societal benefit.

IAPP Keynote Highlights December 2013

IAPP Keynote Highlights December 2013 (4:14)

Oxford University's Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger discusses the need for a shift in privacy paradigms.