Windows 10 data collection breaks Dutch privacy laws

Microsoft is rolling out its latest software update with its new Fluent Design language

They are not informed which data are being used for what goal, neither that based on these data, personalised advertisements and recommendations can be presented, if those users have not opted out from these default settings on installation or afterwards.

"I want our customers to know that it is a priority for us that Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are clearly compliant under Dutch law".

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Microsoft offers two levels of telemetry: basic and full. If this is not the case, the Dutch DPA can decide to impose a sanction on Microsoft. It also argued that it needs at least some device data to understand compatibility problems (there are hundreds of millions of Windows users, after all) and look for repeated app crashes that might hint at security holes.

If you were one of the many users who hated the Metro Design that Microsoft debuted in Windows 8, you will be happy with the direction the software giant is taking its new OS in. While users may do so, and even access detailed information about telemetry levels on Microsoft websites, it seems likely that most computer users won't do that (judging from past behavior when it comes to reading terms of service during installation or sign up). In the Creators Update, Microsoft introduced new, clearer wording about the data collection-though this language still wasn't explicit about what was collected and why-and it forced everyone to re-assert their privacy choices through a new settings page. "Through this combination of purposes and the lack of transparency Microsoft can not obtain a legal ground, such as consent, for the processing of data".

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Microsoft is transparent when it comes to the goal of data collecting for personalization (including tailored experiences which started in the Creators Update). Microsoft also does not obtain unambiguous consent - it uses opt-out options. Also, it is switched on by default that Microsoft may use the telemetry data to show personalised advertisements and recommendations in Windows and Edge, and that app developers may show personalised ads in apps.

The other main point of interest here is the fact that Microsoft is only bringing a limited portion of the overall Fluent UI to Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, namely the Acrylic (blur/transparency) and Reveal (buttons being outlined, or icons revealed when the cursor hovers over something) effects.

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