CNET: European Union says Microsoft will alter Passport

Reuters reports on the agreement that the EU’s watchdog agency has negotiated with Microsoft for changes in its Passport system.

Microsoft has agreed to implement a comprehensive package of data protection measures, which will mean making substantial changes to the existing .Net Passport system,” the European Commission said in a statement.

Jonathan Todd, a spokesman for the European Union’s executive body, said it was now unlikely that the Passport system, used to identify Internet users, would run afoul of government data protection rules in the 15-country bloc.

The actual EU press release is available here.

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