Microsoft has backpedaled and announced that it will change its customer terms of service not to inspect customers' data stored on its cloud services. This was announced late last week by Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith, who also says that the company will change its company policy in this regard.
Privacy can be a legal minefield for enterprises, whether grappling with BYOD or deploying mobile apps to generate business and satisfy customers.
French and Spanish regulators have slapped Google with more than €1 million in fines for violating the European Union's data protection law.
The Federal Trade Commission is recommending that mobile platforms provide "just-in-time" disclosures to users about what personal information is being collected and get permission from the users to collect sensitive information.