Satya Nadella recently called on tech companies to treat privacy as a human right, with political and business leaders working together to protect people from cyber threats.
Nadella was at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference in London on November 1 when he pivoted his speech on privacy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence among the key aspects of an increasingly digital landscape, according to the sources.
“All of us will have to think about the digital experiences we create to really treat privacy as a human right. We need to use our collective prowess and power to protect these most vulnerable of populations, and it requires not just our industry but also nation states to be part of that,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft.
“GDPR as a piece of legislation, a piece of regulation is a great start. We think about it as something that sets the standard, the bar, for how people need to think about privacy worldwide,” Nadella added.
Satya Nadella also talked about a range of issues during his keynote address, including the scope offered by AI to impact modern day lives and moving the cloud under water.
In addition, the company also announced it had struck a deal to supply all of NHS Scotland’s 161,000 employees with Office 365 and Windows 10 E5 along with how the underwater server farms are part of the American giant’s plans for future data centres.
Under “Project Natick“, Microsoft has deployed a 40-foot waterproof data centre pod on the seafloor off the coast of Scotland.
“Since 50 percent of the world’s population lives close to water bodies, we think this is the way we want to think about future data centre expansion,” he added.