FTC to Oversee Microsoft Implementation of “Passport” Security Reforms

As part of Microsoft’s settlement of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint that Microsoft misrepresented security features in its various Passportâ„¢ Internet services, Microsoft has agreed to provide an improved security program according to guidelines set out in the agreement. Within one year, and biannually for 20 years thereafter, Microsoft must submit independent third party assessments of its improved security to the Associate Director of Enforcement of the FTC.

For a copy of the news release by the FTC, a copy of the complaint and a copy of the settlement agreement, visit:
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/08/microsoft.htm

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