European Union (EU) regulators are not satisfied that Microsoft Corp's .NET Passport complies with data protection law. Regulators have said that while Microsoft has put in place measures to address data protection, elements of .NET Passport require further consideration. EU politicians have voiced concern in recent weeks that .NET Passport violates data protection rights, by gathering and passing on consumers' information.
Microsoft has denied it passes on consumers' information. Furthermore, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft is one of the few US companies to sign the Safe Harbor framework, to ensure US companies provide "adequate" privacy protection defined by the 1998 Directive on Data Protection.
News source: The Reg
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