France's government claims that Microsoft is collecting what it says is "excessive data" from Windows 10 PCs. The country's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) says it has given Microsoft three months to make changes that will comply with France's data protection rules.
In a press release, the commission stated:
The CNIL also claims that "advertising ID is activated by default when Windows 10 is installed" which it says allows Windows 10 apps from Microsoft and others "to monitor user browsing and to offer targeted advertising without obtaining users' consent." In addition, the commission claims that there is a lack of security for Microsoft's online services:
The CNIL warns it may take action against Microsoft if it does not make changes to Windows 10:
Update: Microsoft's vice president and deputy general counsel, David Heiner, has now issued a statement in response to the French government's charges, noting that the company will "work closely with the CNIL over the next few months to understand the agency's concerns fully and to work toward solutions that it will find acceptable." You can read the full response below.
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