Posts Tagged ‘france’

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”.


Hadopi Cut Piracy in France, But Sales Down as Well

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

In this case, low sales figures aren’t due to piracy, they’re due to the fact that much of what the “entertainment” industry produces these days is just so boring and worthless that its not worth buying.

You may know that France has implemented a system called Hadopi about one and a half year ago. It is basically a monitoring and response system that is sending out three warning letters to alleged file sharers, with the third letter suspending the Internet account of that user for a year, and a fine of up to €1500 on top of it.