signed Fix The Talent Gap 2015-07-30 10:42:59 -0700
I am a women in the technology sales and see that there just is not enough talented women in technology. Matter of fact, it is really difficult to find talent in the technology field that have the skill set to also communicate with the client. The talent has great communication skills and light on the technology side or have no communication skills and great at coding. In business, we need both…. Please increase the STEM funding to help develop domestic talent… PLEASE it sis so important for our future.

Fix The Talent Gap

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signed Privacy Statement of Support 2015-07-30 10:11:40 -0700
As technology changes, we must change the laws to protect those that are willing to change with technology. We need to protect all digital communications, including emails, texts and instant messages. Please work on getting the laws changed and more suited to these time of digital communication, it is really important to personal and professional growth for all.

Statement of Support Related to Email Privacy and Government Search

Background

Microsoft is currently engaged in a legal challenge to the U.S. government’s demand that Microsoft turn over customer emails stored in a company data center in Ireland. This data center serves some Microsoft customers outside of the U.S.

The U.S. government is arguing that emails stored in the cloud are business records of the cloud provider, not the private documents of customers. Business records do not have the same legal protections of private communications, and the federal government is asserting that it has the authority to access emails stored anywhere in the world.

This issue has significant ethical and business implications. If the U.S. can legally obtain documents from anywhere in the world, other governments worldwide may assert the same privilege. The UK government has already passed a law asserting its right to request that cloud providers produce emails stored anywhere in the world. Government access to private communications worldwide could impede commerce, international communications, cloud innovation, and the free expression of ideas.

For more background and commentary on this issue, please see the following:

In view of this situation, please consider adding your name to the statement below.

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Statement

Preamble: People will only use technology if they trust it.  Any regulations and laws must protect public safety, preserve fundamental freedoms and promote trust in technology.  As technology professionals, we understand the importance of preserving this balance to enable our industry to grow and prosper.

By adding my name below, I am endorsing the following:

  • Personal information stored digitally in the cloud should have the same privacy protections as analog information stored on paper.
  • Under the protections from unreasonable search and seizure provided by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. government should only be able to obtain cloud based records, such as email, with a search warrant.
  • If U.S. authorities want to obtain emails stored in other countries, they must proceed through applicable international treaties and follow U.S. law.
  • Higher legal protections—requiring a court-approved search warrant—should protect all digital private communications, such as email, texts, and instant messages.

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