Posts Tagged ‘EU’

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”.


EU Digital Agenda Could Mean Headaches For Apple

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Could this be the thing that finally forces Apple to the “open standards table”?

The European Union’s new Digital Agenda, an ambitious program of incentives and legislation designed to improve access to technology across the EU, could force companies such as Apple to open up their businesses by requiring them to offer more interoperability and use open standards. It could force more openness even if those companies are not the dominant player in a specific market, because the language in the EU Agenda says that such measures could apply merely to “significant” players in a market — broadening the scope of previous antitrust rules substantially.