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Jim Haggerty Interviewed in Corporate Counsel on Bill Gates’ Remarks in Apple’s Encryption Debate


Corporate Counsel


PRCG CEO Jim Haggerty addresses inconsistencies between former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates’ opinions and Microsoft’s official position on Apple’s recent battle with the US Department of Justice. Following the San Bernardino shooting, Gates commented on the controversial debate over governmental access to private iPhone data. His remarks ran counter to those of Microsoft, exposing the company to risk and highlighting, as Haggerty suggests, the importance of maintaining control over all parties.

“Public communications isn’t about absolute control, but its about control,” says Haggerty. “And the more you can inform the internal and external people who carry your banner, the more likely you’ll have a situation where they are speaking in ways that reinforce the company’s position.”

Read “When a Founder Talks (or Acts) Out of School” in Corporate Counsel.