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Archive360 Supports Modernizing Data Privacy Laws

Posted by Voices For Innovation - September 9, 2016 9:38 AM

In a recent LinkedIn Pulse blog post, Archive360 General Counsel James M. McCarthy provides an illuminating discussion of why his company is strongly advocating for updating U.S. data privacy laws. Archive360 recently joined Microsoft’s legal challenge to overreaching gag orders allowed under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by filing an amicus (“friend of court”) brief along with several other...

Great Engagement with IAMCP NYC Chapter—Who’s Next?

Posted by Kathryn Yontef - July 29, 2016 10:57 AM

July 19th was a banner day for me. For the first time—at a meeting of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP)—I put on my new Voices for Innovation (VFI) hat. The fit felt just about right! Let me rewind for just a moment: I’ve been working on public policy issues and external...

VFI Leader Marc Hoppers Shares His Experience as a Citizen Advocate

Posted by Voices For Innovation - July 25, 2016 12:28 PM

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith meets with VFI and IAMCP members at WPC 2016. Following the recent Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Marc Hoppers—a member of Voices for Innovation’s Advisory Task Force—wrote a terrific blog about getting involved in tech policy advocacy. A longtime member and leader of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), Marc headed...

Brad Smith on Microsoft’s recent search warrant case victory

Posted by Voices For Innovation - July 18, 2016 2:46 PM

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled in favor of Microsoft, a decision that upholds privacy rights and paves the way for 21st-century solutions that address both legal protections for privacy and the needs of law enforcement. Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, wrote about the case for Microsoft On The Issues. Read his post,...

Partnering with VFI to Organize a Great Event

Posted by John Nicolau - June 15, 2016 1:53 PM

IAMCP Chicagoland President John Nicolau on “The Future of Data” As President of the Chicagoland Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), I put a lot of emphasis on fostering peer-to-peer networking. It’s great to be able to bring tech professionals together to share best practices, discover mutual interests, and uncover business opportunities. Of course, I also...