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Data protection : Microsoft agrees to change its .NET Passport system after discussions with EU watchdog

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Following discussions with the European Union's Working Party on data protection, Microsoft has agreed to implement a comprehensive package of data protection measures, which will mean making substantial changes to the existing .NET Passport system.The purpose of online authentication systems is to allow users who have registered and provided some form of identification, often including an e-mail address, and verification, often a password, to navigate through participating sites without having to introduce a different password for each one.
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