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Congress Must Update Our Outdated Privacy Laws

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 1, 2016 10:23 AM

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith Recaps House Judiciary Committee Testimony Today I appeared as a witness before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “International Conflicts of Law and their Implications for Cross Border Data Requests by Law Enforcement.” You can see my opening statement to the Committee below, and read my written testimony on the Judiciary Committee...

Video: The Importance of the LEADS Act to Small Businesses

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 23, 2016 10:22 AM

VFI Leader Naomi Moneypenny Discusses the Need to Update U.S. Digital Privacy Protections In a recent video, Voices for Innovation community leader Naomi Moneypenny discusses how her small technology company, ManyWorlds, can serve enterprise customers around the world because of cloud computing. But the benefits of the cloud are now under threat because of outdated policies governing data privacy and...

A Nurse Goes to Washington… on VFI Policy and Advocacy Trip

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 3, 2016 10:19 AM

Voices for Innovation (VFI) member Stephanie Cracknell is a nurse, a tech entrepreneur, a policy advocate, and now… a blogger. Stephanie just wrote a terrific piece—”A Nurse Goes to Washington“—for the Microsoft in Health website that details her experiences on VFI’s Policy and Advocacy Trip to Washington, DC, last fall. Stephanie writes that she stepped out of her “comfort zone...

We Need to Give Everyone a Chance with Tech

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 5, 2016 11:46 AM

VFI Leader Nikkia Carter Has a Passion for Bringing Tech Opportunities to All Here’s a plain, simple fact: technology got me out of poverty and into the middle class. Millions of Americans should have this opportunity, but our nation isn’t doing enough. I got involved with Voices for Innovation for many reasons—but especially to push for tech policies that open...

It Turns Out, I Have a Voice

Posted by Voices For Innovation - November 19, 2015 8:15 AM

VFI Member David Gersten Reflects on His Visit to Our Nation’s Capital I admit, I was nervous—super nervous—on the afternoon of October 28, 2015. I was standing, literally, in the halls of the power—just outside the office of U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47). I was about to meet my Congressman to advocate for much-needed legal reform that would protect the...