Microsoft’s Skype pressured to offer privacy reports

Microsoft is under fresh pressure to disclose information about how confidential its Skype user data is.

Among the details the campaign groups want Microsoft to provide are:

Details of how many requests for data each country’s government has made and the percentage that the firm complies with.
Information about exactly what information Microsoft keeps itself.
The firm’s own analysis about the current ability of third-parties to intercept conversations.
The policy its staff has for dealing with disclosure requests.

For a skype user this is very worrying.

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