Archive | August, 2013

Online safety: Key issues for 2013 & beyond

By Jacqueline Beauchere
Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft

As noted in a recent post, I spent the spring months on a “listening tour.”  I spoke with prominent individuals both inside and outside of Microsoft, seeking opinions and insights to help inform the strategy and approach for my new role.  While my position and title may be new for the company—and the industry, the commitment to Internet safety is not.

Taking into account the risks stemming from content, contact, conduct, and commerce (“The Four Cs”), a concept I shared in the first part of this post, I’ll focus this second half on how the online safety risk-landscape has evolved, current trends, and where we’re likely headed next. More

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