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Microsoft in Hot Water Over Windows 10 Privacy in France

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Apparently, France has a problem with Windows 10’s habit of collecting personal data without consent …

Windows 10 Privacy; it seems like a never ending story that just won’t go away. France’s National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) served Microsoft with a formal notice on July 20, 2016 asking the company to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months. The claim? Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is used for “collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent”. Additionally, the commission wants Microsoft to “ensure the security and confidentiality of user data”.