Customer data security, regulations are enduring principles: Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft today said security of customer data and compliance with regulations are both "enduring principles" that the company keeps in mind while designing its products

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 11, 2016, 02:46 AM IST
Customer data security, regulations are enduring principles: Microsoft

New York: Software giant Microsoft today said security of customer data and compliance with regulations are both "enduring principles" that the company keeps in mind while designing its products. 

Last month, technology giant Apple had opposed a US court's ruling to unlock the iPhone of a Pakistani-American who shot dead 14 people in California, saying forcing companies to enable hacking could "compromise" user's privacy. 

"...around data, we are at the very beginning of even understanding what are the frameworks of law, what are the regulations because there got to be enduring principles that you have to navigate and keep constant," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at an event today. 

He cited the example of security and said it would be important to keep in mind how data is kept secure and private and at the same time, it is transparent to the users in terms of what the data is being used for as well as compliance. 

"These are the enduring principles on a worldwide basis, not just in one jurisdiction, not in one country...you really have to think through not after the fact but in the design decisions of the products that you use and the products that you build," India-born CEO said. 

Microsoft, like its peers Google, Apple and Facebook, has been strongly advocating for protecting security of customers and their information.