Microsoft spent $15,000 on ads aimed at encouraging government officials currently enjoying their recess to be ready to modernize the Electronic Communications Privacy Act upon their return, The Hill reports. “No one should get burned because of outdated protections. Yet American’s digital privacy laws are almost 30 years old—written long before most Americans had ever heard of email or the Internet,” the ad reads. “Enjoy your break. And don’t forget, there’s important work to be done when you get back to Washington.” Meanwhile, Ars Technica reports that Microsoft’s Windows 10 privacy “controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.” Editor’s Note: Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, wrote recently in Privacy Perspectives about the media reaction to the Windows 10 release.
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