Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports | Microsoft on the Issues

Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports | Microsoft on the Issues

Microsoft has released its latest biannual digital trust reports on the Microsoft Reports Hub. These reports consist of the Law Enforcement Requests Report, U.S. National Security Orders Report and Content Removal Request Reports.  We continue to strive towards building and maintaining trust in technology, and we know that transparency is a key component to that trust. Our digital trust reports are intended to help our customers understand how Microsoft responds to government and law enforcement requests for data and for content removal…

Law Enforcement Requests

The Law Enforcement Requests Report encompassing the period from January to June 2019 remains largely consistent with previous reports…

U.S. National Security Orders

The U.S. National Security Orders Report, which encompass the period from July to December 2018,  is largely consistent with the previous reports:..

Content Removal Requests

The latest Content Removal Request Reports details acceptance rates regarding requests received from governments, copyright holders, individuals subject to the European Union’s “Right to be Forgotten” ruling and victims of non-consensual pornography…

Looking ahead

In recent months, Microsoft has been working with civil society, governments and other technology companies to collectively implement the Christchurch Call to Action and to evolve the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). As part of our commitment to these initiatives, among others, that require public disclosure of how we are handling terrorist and violent extremist content, we will conduct multi-stakeholder consultations and other efforts to identify and make available additional information via our digital trust reports.

We will provide an update on progress in the next digital trust report in the spring of 2020.

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