Microsoft calls for national Privacy law in the US

According to Brian Krebs, a WSJ writer on Computer Security, Microsoft is asking Congress to enact a new federal privacy law. Microsoft outlined a series of steps it would like to see Congress take to preempt a growing number of state laws that impose varying requirements on the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information. Just five or six years ago, Microsoft was a strong and vocal advocate of industry self-regulation on privacy. It now likely sees the benefit of having a single federal requirement rather than having to comply with a patchwork of state by state obligations.