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Microsoft Launches “Cloud for Global Good” Initiative

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 11, 2016 3:02 PM

On October 3, as part of a new worldwide initiative, Microsoft published a wide-reaching, policy-focused book entitled, A Cloud for Global Good. In the book’s preface, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out the challenges and opportunities of cloud computing, writing that “we’ve reached a critical crossroads where we must rethink how people interact, companies conduct business, and governments protect public...

MIT Technology Review Calls Microsoft’s Brad Smith “Civil Rights Crusader”

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 5, 2016 9:02 AM

In a recent deep-dive feature story, the MIT Technology Review hails Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith as a “civil rights crusader” for leading Microsoft’s legal and public policy effort to strengthen digital privacy. The article details how Microsoft has taken the federal government to court to help see that Constitutional privacy protections apply to digital communications as...

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...