Formal Notice To Microsoft To Comply With The French Data Protection Act

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  1. DNT

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    Windows 10: CNIL publicly serves formal notice to Microsoft Corporation to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months

    The Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) issues formal notice on Microsoft Corporation to stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent. She is also demanding that Microsoft take satisfactory measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of user data.

    CNIL carried out seven on-line observations in April and June 2016 and questioned Microsoft Corporation on certain points of its privacy policy to check that Windows 10 complied with the French Data Protection Act.

    This has revealed many failures:
    • Irrelevant or excessive data collected
    • A lack of security
    • Lack of individual consent
    • Lack of information and no option to block cookies
    • Data still being transferred outside EU on a “safe harbour” basis
     
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    I can see two outcomes to this.

    Either Microsoft does something really minor such as changing its terms or using different data centers to get around Safe Harbour, or if they do nothing the CNIL people will do virtually nothing to sanction them.

    I cannot see Microsoft making huge changes to all their data collection methods, so although taking them to task is a good thing, more need to do it to really get MS to change their ways...:shifty:
     
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    Microsoft has zero incentive to change their ways. Each time Microsoft releases a new OS, it is packed with ever more corporate spyware/malware, bloatware, etc., and people rush to buy it no matter how bad it is...and from all I hear, Win10 is about as bad as it gets.
     

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