September 27, 2020

Microsoft: Windows 10 privacy improvements have received a lot of positive feedback

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According to foreign media reports, in the past year or so, Microsoft has been trying to listen to the user on the Windows 10 privacy issues and the voice of the feedback from the regulatory authorities and then adjust the new system. Perhaps the changes made by Microsoft are not big enough, but it seems that it is moving in the right direction at least.


A few weeks ago, the French National Information and Freedom Commission (CNIL) pointed out that Microsoft’s data collection for Windows 10 users has been reduced by half, and just before, the company also because of the collection of user data was Control the law of the relevant laws and regulations.

Recently, Microsoft said that they have received a lot of positive feedback on privacy improvements.

Marisa Rogers, Microsoft Windows Device Team Privacy Officer, points out that they are seeing positive signals on the network privacy control board used to view and control the activity data of users on Microsoft devices. It is reported that the control board in the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commission (FDPIC) launched a long investigation after it – launched in January this year, it allows users to control their own privacy content, they can delete the content does not want to retain. Up to now, more than 23 million people have visited the control panel.

In addition, Microsoft this year for Windows 10 introduced new privacy settings, the user has more control of data collection and a clearer understanding of the type of data collected by the company. Rogers said that 71% of customers chose to send complete diagnostic data in order to help them solve the problem, improve the use of Microsoft products experience.

But she also admitted that want to meet the needs of different customer base and provide users with a better quality of privacy experience, Microsoft has a lot of work to do. In addition, she added that Microsoft will strive to ensure that Windows 10 conforms to the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It is reported that GDPR will take effect next year.

Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will bring new privacy features in Windows 10 Insider Preview.