Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, writes in "A call for principle-based international agreements to govern law enforcement access to data" in which he shares six principles that have driven, and will continue to drive, Microsoft's advocacy as governments reform their laws and negotiate international agreements to protect privacy, promote digital security, and address the challenge of an increasingly borderless world. The six principles are: 1) The universal right to notice; 2) Prior independent judicial authorization and required minimum showing; 3) Specific and complete legal process and clear grounds to challenge; 4) Mechanisms to resolve and raise conflicts with third-country laws; 5) Modernizing rules for seeking enterprise data; and 6) Transparency. The blog can be found at this link.

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