If you’re not living under the rock, you much have heard about the new GDPR rules coming into play this week. The new rules are being implemented by European Union as a way to ensure companies allow users to take control of their data.
However, it looks like Microsoft has different plans for the new regulations. The Redmond giant is preparing to implement EU data rights worldwide. This means whether you’re in Europe or USA, you’ll have the power to control the data Microsoft accesses. Customers will be able to to see what Microsoft collects about you and correct or delete that information if necessary. Microsoft will also allow customers to object to the use of data for marketing and other purposes.
Microsoft has been accused in the past of mining data on Windows 10 devices and concerns have been raised about the level of data access they have on Windows 10. This step will probably ensure that Microsoft comes into the good books of privacy watchers again and we can hope other companies will follow suit to secure our personal data.
Via: Money Control