Microsoft and Privacy

From Business Week:

An interview with Prchard Purcell, the privacy czar.

My job is dedicated to transferring control of information back to where I think it belongs – in the hands of the individual. But that assumes they ever had control. That’s not the case. In the offline world, for decades and decades, information has been gathered and shared and used completely outside of the control of the individual. So if I say, “Gee, I really want to turn control back to the individual,” what’s that going to mean in terms of how much work there is? And what’s it going to mean in terms of a person’s ability to do it?