Over the past few years, the privacy policies of Microsoft's Windows 10 operations have come under fire. When the Swiss government launched an investigation into the matter, the company released tools to ease the problem. In addition to EU regulatory pressure, Microsoft also disclosed data collection methods for its own operating system. Recently, it was discovered that Microsoft may open more privacy control permissions to Windows 10 users. Today, the company has confirmed this in a blog post.
To alleviate users' privacy concerns, Microsoft announced that the next major release of Windows 10 will usher in a new privacy tool. It helps increase transparency and allows users to know how the company collects, utilizes and controls the flow of data on their devices.
Interested users can download the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer app in the Microsoft Store, where they can view device connection and configuration, product and service usage data, common data, and more.
In addition, Microsoft added an Activity History page to the Privacy Dashboard released a year ago so that users can easily view the data collected on their accounts.
In summary, Microsoft will also add the following features to the Privacy Dashboard:
● View and manage media consumption data and product and service activity history;
● Allow users to export any data they see in the 'Privacy Dashboard';
● Allows deletion of specific entries, giving individuals greater control over data collection.
In the next major release of Windows 10, ordinary users will have access to all the added privacy settings, but Insider testers will be the first to experience it in the coming weeks.