Microsoft Passport Faces Security And Privacy Concerns

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled a privacy enforcement action against Microsoft for violations associated with the Passport identification and authentication system. This settlement agreement requires that Microsoft establish a comprehensive information security program for Passport, and that it must not misrepresent its practices of information collection and usage. This settlement agreement occurred as a result of the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) complaint that detailed the privacy risks associated with Passport.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the terms of the settlement agreement?
Do the terms of this settlement agreement protect security and privacy concerns?


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