President Obama recently announced that there would changes made to the NSA. Some of these changes included the way data was collected, and also how they would stop spying on their allies, just to name a few. It sounded like a good compromise, but it seems that not everyone agrees or was satisfied with the changes that were made, and Microsoft is one of the companies that aren’t too happy about it, as outlined on their blog by their General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Brad Smith.
According to Smith, he believes that more work needs to be done and stated that they will continue working with the current administration and Congress to make reforms that are consistent with their principles as outlined in December last year when the leaders of major tech companies met up with Obama to discuss the issues. “We appreciate the steps the President announced, which represent positive progress on key issues including privacy protections for non-U.S. citizens. There is more work to do to define some of the details and additional steps that are needed, so we’ll continue to work with both the administration and Congress to advocate for reforms consistent with the principles our industry outlined in December.”