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Microsoft CEO to Gov't: We Need Rules

PRIVACY LAW—EU

November 5, 2010

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has called on Europe for clearer rules on privacy and data retention, PC World reports. At a London event on technology issues facing government, Ballmer said there needs to be a regulatory regime that outlines the responsibilities of companies when providing those services, the report states. "There needs to be a single framework. We need to know what the responsibilities and obligations are," Ballmer said. "We need some help from government." He mentioned a Swedish company that has data centers in Finland but provides services to UK users. Companies such as this need to know the rules, he said.
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