Quotes from Gates make one wonder if the Microsoft founder comprehends the security problems posed by over-tracking of individuals. Indeed, he does not seem to grasp the basic problem of everyone around you knowing your name and health history before you even introduce yourself:
Gates Faults U.S. Policy on Data Privacy and Immigration - NYTimes.com
It is little wonder that privacy advocates shy away from Microsoft. It will be interesting to see how they are able to compete with this inablity to comprehend the need for privacy or to act with best practices.
Privacy comprehension and practice have become a proving ground of international business, on which the US is, at least for now, failing miserably.