Microsoft has announced that it will expand the rights available to Europeans with the new EU privacy regulation worldwide.
Ο General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on Friday, offers new rights to EU residents, such as the right to receive data collected by a company but also the option to delete data if the user no longer consents to the company holding it.
Consumers will also have the right to transfer their data to another service provider but also to know how each company that stores it processes it.
Microsoft will therefore offer the additional rights not only to European consumers, but also globally.
"As an EU regulation, the GDPR creates significant new rights specifically for individuals in the European Union, but we believe that the GDPR establishes important principles for the global community." Reported Julie Brill, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Manager.
"We will extend the rights that the GDPR brings to all our consumers around the world."
Η Microsoft ενημέρωσε τη δήλωσή της για την προστασία της ιδιωτικής ζωής σύμφωνα με τον GDPR και δηλώνει ότι θα προσφέρει σε όλους τους users τα ίδια δικαιώματα που έχουν οι χρήστες της ΕΕ.
If Microsoft has obtained your consent to the use of your personal data, you may withdraw it at any time.
You can request access, deletion and updating of your personal data and if you want to transfer it elsewhere, you can use tools provided by Microsoft to do so. If they are not available, you can contact Microsoft support.
The statement also clarifies that all users will be able to restrict the use of personal data used by Microsoft for direct marketing purposes.