Microsoft commits to extending EU's GDPR privacy rights worldwide
Microsoft is expanding its compliance with the European Union's new privacy rules to all of its users.
On May 25, the European Union's (EU) new data privacy regulations will go into effect, bringing with them new rights for consumers. Known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the rules are intended to give consumers more control over how their data is used.
Along with other tech companies, Microsoft has been working to make sure it complies with the new regulations. And though the rules only apply to residents of the EU, Microsoft this week announced it is taking things a step further by extending the rights granted by GDPR to its users around the world.
Along with extending GDPR rights to all of its users, Microsoft has updated its privacy statement to reflect the move.
The move is an important one, as Microsoft has received criticism in the past over the telemetry data it collects as part of Windows 10. The company has made strides in making its handling of customer data more transparent and giving Windows 10 users more control over what is collected.
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