France: Microsoft should stop excessive collection of data on Windows 10

Jul

21

2016

French privacy regulator CNIL requires Microsoft within three months stop “excessive data collection” and tracking users. This would have not given permission. Microsoft would be in violation of French law.

The regulator proposes that took to different voices after the release of Windows 10 in June 2015 that Microsoft widely would gather personal data. Thereafter, the watchdog has launched an investigation and presented on Wednesday his findings . Thus the CNIL mentions that Microsoft collects data -dienst via its telemetry. This involves data and apps from the Windows Store, for example, how much time a user spends per application.

This practice would mean that Microsoft ‘excessive’ collects a lot of data, which are not necessary for the performance of his duties. That would recover these data are not sufficiently protected, because there is no limit to the number of times users can enter the PIN code of their Microsoft account. In addition, lacking permission Windows 10 users to create standard from a ‘Advertising IDs during the installation of the operating system. Microsoft users would not sufficiently informed about the placing of cookies.

Finally, the Redmond company still personal to the US export under the rules of the Safe Harbour scheme, which has since been succeeded by the Privacy Shield. Therefore, using the old rules no longer permitted. The CNIL wants to achieve with the action against Microsoft to allow users to make free choices and be informed. Microsoft allows a reaction to know that the coming months will work with the CNIL to address the complaints, so writes ZDNet. The company claims that it also utilizes other ways besides the Safe Harbour scheme to store data, including model contracts.

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