With the release of the latest big update to Windows 10 just around the corner (you can actually get it today if you want), Microsoft is once again touting changes that should bring new clarity on what the company is asking the public to relinquish in exchange for a free operating system – in the interest of the customers, of course.
In a blog post, Terry Myerson, lays out three new response pillars to give customers a better understanding of the personal private moments that Windows 10 is capturing and delivering upstream to Microsoft.
- We are improving in-product information about your privacy. With both short descriptions about each privacy setting and a “Learn More” button, we are committed to making information about your privacy choices easy to access and understand.
- We are updating the Microsoft privacy statement to include more information about the privacy enhancements in the Creators Update; as well as share more detail about the data we collect and use to support new features offered in this update. Like previous privacy statement updates, we will make this information available to you in a layered manner online, allowing you to progressively explore more information about your privacy choices with Windows 10. We have also summarized the key changes in Change History for Microsoft Privacy Statement.
- We are publishing more information about the data we collect. Our commitment to you is that we only collect data at the Basic level that is necessary to keep your Windows 10 device secure and up to date. For customers who choose the Full level, we use diagnostic data to improve Windows 10 for everyone and deliver more personalized experiences for you where you choose to let us do so. Our hope is this information will help you be more informed about the data we collect and use, enabling you to make informed choices.
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