Feds Chide Microsoft's Passport

Friday, 9 August 2002, 12:50 AM EST

The Federal Trade Commission issued a proposed consent order with Microsoft over complaints that the company falsely represented the security and privacy provisions in its Passport family of services.

As part of the order, Microsoft must submit to a bi-annual review of its security program for Passport by an independent third party. The order also would prohibit the company from making any further misleading statements about its policies and procedures. It also requires Microsoft to implement and maintain a comprehensive security program for the Passport services.

During a year-long investigation into the Passport service spurred by a complaint filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the FTC found that Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., not only misrepresented the level of security afforded by its services, but that it also collected more consumer information than it said it would.

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