July 31, 2014
Microsoft responds to warrant case ruling

Read Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith’s response to a federal court ruling in New York on Thursday in the company’s ongoing case challenging a U.S. government warrant for customer data stored in Dublin, Ireland.

July 24, 2014
Brad Smith tells WSJ why he opposes government demands for personal data

In a video interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Dennis Berman, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith spoke about why consumer data needs to be protected from government surveillance. “We feel that one of our business necessities is to ensure that the sense of customer trust is protected,” Smith said. “So it has put us in a position where we’re standing up. We’re trying to think these issues through, and then speak out about the need for rules.”