Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Privacy Investigation With A $4 Billion Sting

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Privacy Investigation With A $4 Billion Sting

Windows 10 users have more than just updates that break things and criticalsecuritywarnings to worry about. There’s also the small matter of user data privacy to consider. Even if you are not overly worried about how Microsoft collects data from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro, others most certainly are. One of them is the Dutch Data Protection Agency (DPA) which, according to a Reuters report, has been testing privacy protection changes to the operating system that were made following an investigation that revealed breaches to Dutch data protection law. “Microsoft has complied with the agreements made,” the DPA has stated, “however, the check also brought to light that Microsoft is remotely collecting other data from users. As a result, Microsoft is still potentially in breach of privacy rules.” With Microsoft being headquartered in Ireland, the Irish Data Protection Committee (DPC) has confirmed it is investigating the new allegations as the EU privacy regulator with oversight concerning the company.

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