Peter Cullen has the unenviable task of safeguarding the privacy of Microsoft and its customers
As the chief privacy strategist for Microsoft, Peter Cullen has an onerous responsibility. Microsoft software routinely collects information from millions of computers around the world, quietly and often without the owner’s explicit knowledge.
Harvesting this kind of private information may seem intrusive, but Microsoft claims it is done for a good reason — the more information the company has on users, the better it can protect them.
Cullen moved to Microsoft three years ago from financial services where he helped develop the industry’s best practices around the collection and use of information.