Did you thank Windows 10 and Microsoft for watching you? After much negative criticism, from individuals and from various regulators around the world, for excessive efforts to collect data through Windows 10 telemetry, Microsoft proudly said that it received "positive" feedback on changes in privacy released with the Windows 10 Creators operating system update.
These changes, which were released by Microsoft on Windows 10 in recent months, include an online privacy checklist with more detailed site, speech recognition, diagnosis, tips and recommendations and related ads.
These changes carried out under the supervision of European data protection authorities, in the context of the annual investigation of the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) of France, which found "excessive data collection" from Windows 10 and monitoring browser data without user consent.
Η CNIL, sent its official notice to Microsoft in June, noting that the company had managed to halve the volume of telemetry data collected by Windows for a better diagnosis of operating systems.
CNIL said the company had begun providing "clear and accurate information" about web tracking and ad personalization.
With this as a supply point, Microsoft says the signs show that its customers trust it with their data and that its response to customer feedback - and not just legal threats - has led to improvements in its privacy. Windows users.
"The feedback we have received about the Creators Update is positive. "This is great news for us, because what we hear from you directly affects the improvements we make," said Marisa Rogers, Microsoft's privacy officer.
Although the basic setting collects much less data than before, Rogers points out that 71% of customers choose Full, which sends browser data, apps, and typing data to Microsoft.
The Full setting works by default, but can be changed to Basic.
Also, 23 millions of people using Microsoft accounts have visited the privacy control panel since it was released in January.
Microsoft inaugurated the site, as the Swiss data protection authority filed a lawsuit for the company's monitoring operations.
Η Rogers also said that there will be more privacy changes for Windows Insider subscribers in the "coming weeks".