You’ve probably had one or two thoughts about politics lately.
It’s that time of year. The light begins to disappear, both outside your door and inside the eyes of tired, nonsense-peddling politicians.
Perhaps this is what led Microsoft to fully express its own indignation at US politicians’ inability to do what more than 130 other countries have already managed — enact a digital privacy law or two.
Last week, I offered the words of Julie Brill, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs and chief privacy officer. (Her business card is 12 inches wide.)
She expressed Redmond’s frustration that the US is so far behind in doing the right thing. She said: “In contrast to the role our country has traditionally played on global issues, the US is not leading, or even participating in, the discussion over common privacy norms.”