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Covington & Burling Assists Microsoft in Reaching Agreement With FTC On Passport Service

August 8, 2002

August 8, 2002 - WASHINGTON, DC, - Microsoft Corporation and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today their agreement to a Consent Order related to Microsoft’s Passport online authentication service. The Order is ground-breaking because it provides a guideline of what the FTC expects companies that either collect or maintain personal information via the Internet to do in order to protect the security of that information.

Under the Order, Microsoft agreed to meet or exceed a high standard of online security by means of a comprehensive, written information security program and to obtain within one year an assessment of the effectiveness of that security program. This program will be audited by an independent third-party security expert on a biannual basis thereafter.

Covington & Burling’s Charles Buffon, Erin Egan, Michael Fanelli and Edward Mathias acted as counsel to Microsoft.

For more information, please contact Charles E. Buffon, CBuffon@cov.com, 202.662.5542 or Noël Decker, ndecker@cov.com, 202.662.6361.

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