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"Open Letter to Skype - From Concerned Privacy Advocates, Internet Activists, Journalists & Other Organizations"

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Company response
30 January 2013

Microsoft response to “Open Letter to Skype”

Author: Microsoft

“Microsoft has a strong commitment to human rights and free expression, and is committed to operating all of our services, including Skype, in a way that’s consistent with our publicly documented principles. Like every other company we are obligated to comply with legally binding requests from law enforcement when it is technically feasible for us to do so. We understand the passion our customers have for Skype and are committed to taking concrete steps to further increase transparency and accountability in a meaningful way and to address the kind of questions in the letter. We look forward to sharing these ideas with our customers and the community.”

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30 January 2013

Open Letter to Skype - From Concerned Privacy Advocates, Internet Activists, Journalists & Other Organizations

Author: Signatories include organizations & individuals

[W]e believe that from the time of the original announcement of a merger in October 2011, and on the eve of Microsoft’s integration of Skype into many of its key software and services, the time has come for Microsoft to publicly document Skype’s security and privacy practices. We call on Skype to release a regularly updated Transparency Report that includes: [5 features follow]. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Microsoft to respond - response below]

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