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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Microsoft gets high marks for protecting customers’ data from government requests

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization in the forefront of fighting for digital civil rights, issues an annual “Who Has Your Back” report on tech companies’ privacy policies.

In its latest report, it ranked Microsoft among the top companies in protecting customers’ data from government requests.

Among the criteria are whether companies following practices such as requiring warrants for customers’ data content, telling users about government data requests, and fighting for customers’ privacy rights in courts and in Congress.

Microsoft, along with Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other companies, ranked high in EFF”s chart. Amazon, AT&T and Snapchat ranked among the lowest.

Here’s EFF’s report and chart.

Comments | More in Microsoft | Topics: eff, electronic frontier foundation, privacy

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