Microsoft's Brad Smith and other business and technology experts discuss privacy

On Wednesday, April 23, the Milbank Tweed Forum welcomed Brad Smith, executive vice president and general counsel of Microsoft, along with several other experts, to discuss government surveillance, consumer privacy, and human rights. Edward Snowden’s revelations drew attention to the role major tech companies play in protecting—or compromising—individual privacy, domestically and internationally. These panelists examined the issues currently stirring up controversy.


  • Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
  • Michael Posner, Professor of Business and Society; Co-Director, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business; former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State
  • Ira Rubinstein, Senior Fellow, Information Law Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
  • Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft


Watch the video below (1 hr, 17 min):

Posted April 28, 2014