August 22, 2001

Microsoft defends Passport in Washington

Author: JT Smith "Microsoft on Wednesday descended on the nation's capital, trying to quell
concerns its Passport authentication service poses a threat to consumers' privacy or

The Redmond, Wash.-based company is here at the behest of the Center for Democracy &
Technology (CDT), a consumer advocacy group that wishes to hear directly from the software
maker on its plans, said Adam Sohn, Microsoft's manager for U.S.-.Net platform strategy. The
software giant may use the opportunity to talk with other groups or even some legislators."

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