Microsoft privacy chief quits

Microsoft's corporate privacy officer, Richard Purcell, will resign at the end of March, the company said yesterday.

Microsoft's corporate privacy officer, Richard Purcell, will resign at the end of March, the company said yesterday.

Purcell is leaving Microsoft after ten years of employment "to explore new challenges". He helped shape Microsoft's policies on privacy and promoting awareness of privacy concerns through out the company.

Beginning immediately, Microsoft will conduct a "high-level international search" to find a replacement.

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