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Title    Microsoft Changes Policy on Email Reading
Date    Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:00PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the we-won't-look-we'll-get-law-enforcement-to-do-that dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/31/1923227

Blackmoore writes:

SN reported last week the story of a search by Microsoft through a reporter's Hotmail account looking for evidence of stolen IP, which resulted in quite a bit of criticism for Microsoft's heavy-handed approach.

Mike Masnick at TechDirt reports that Microsoft and its legal team took the criticism seriously. Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith has now put out a new blog post announcing a complete change in policy, promising that it will not unilaterally look through any Microsoft user's content in search of "stolen" intellectual property. If such a search is thought necessary they will refer the matter to Law Enforcement.

Links

  1. "SN reported last week the story of a search by Microsoft through a reporter's Hotmail account" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/20/1111224&tid=10
  2. "Mike Masnick at TechDirt" - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140328/13212026722/kudos-microsoft-changes-policy-promises-not-to-inspect-customers-content.shtml
  3. "new blog post" - http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2014/03/28/we-re-listening-additional-steps-to-protect-your-privacy.aspx

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