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Privacy Program Manager
Microsoft Corporation

JC Cannon is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft, eleven of those years focused on privacy. He currently works as the advertising privacy manager for Microsoft’s Online Services Division where he performs privacy reviews of all new advertising products and services. He also monitors external privacy activities from regulators, researchers, industry and competitors and develops action plans for product, policy and marketing teams. He works on privacy policies, standards and external inquiries.

Previous to joining the Online Services Division, Cannon developed the compliance program for Microsoft’s SQL Server database, worked on the developer strategy for the Corporate Privacy Group and developed the product integration strategy for the Active Directory Identity Management team in the Windows Division. Before joining Microsoft, he worked as a software consultant for companies in the United States, England, France, and Sweden. He is also a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy where he fixed avionics for A6 aircraft on the flight deck of aircraft carriers.

Cannon represents Microsoft on the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group, the Network Advertising Initiative organization, the IAB: Advertising Technology Advisory Board and numerous privacy events. He is the author of Privacy: What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know and contributed to the books Writing Secure Code and Windows Security Resource Kit. He is also the author of The Euclidian science fiction books.

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