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Data protection laws in action, Microsoft breaches law with Windows 10

Data protection laws in action, Microsoft breaches law with Windows 10
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In a couple of months the world will have to deal with the European GDPR law. Many companies have not even started working to comply with that new law. I even heard stories of companies wondering if they could move data outside Europe to evade the law. Next to this law there are several other laws in different countries to comply to. The Dutch Data Protection (DPA) law controlled by the Dutch Data Protection Agency is one of those laws. They supervise the way personal data is handled by providers and will act if needed.

In May of this year they filled a complaint for how Facebook informed users about how they handle personal data. Facebook changed their way and the case is under investigation right now. Read about it right here – Facebook, breaking data protection law

Microsoft Windows 10 telemetryToday we learned that they did a thorough investigation of Microsoft Windows 10. The investigation is about how Microsoft is collecting data with their telemetry service. If we look at Microsoft telemetry services, you will see that Microsoft offers two levels of telemetry;

  • Basic
  • Enhanced (dropped after April 2017 with the creators update)
  • Full

The Basic level, one you need to select yourself, will collect data for;

  • Keeping Windows up-to-date;
  • Keeping Windows secure, reliable and performant;
  • Improve Windows (by means of aggregated analysis
  • Showing personalised recommendations and advertisements within Windows and Edge. (dropped with the creators update)

Read the entire article here, Data protection laws in action, Microsoft breaches law with Windows 10 –

Via Rob Beekmans.net

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RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans

Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

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