Microsoft Releases "Privacy Guidelines" for Software

Criticized in the past for an initiative that would require the company to collect and catalog personal information about its customers, Microsoft released an internal document about how it protects customers' privacy in the hopes other companies will adopt similar practices. The company publicly published a 49-page document, called Microsoft’s Privacy Guidelines for Developing Software Products and Services, at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Academy 2006 in Toronto.

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