France orders Microsoft to stop collecting 'excessive' data from Windows 10 users without their consent
The French data protection authority on Wednesday ordered Microsoft Corp to stop collecting excessive data on users of its Windows 10 operating system and serving them personalised ads without their consent.
The privacy watchdog CNIL said the U.S. company had three months to stop tracking browsing by users so that Windows apps and third-party apps can offer them targeted advertising without their consent, failing which it could initiate a sanctions procedure.
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Edited by JohnC_21, 21 July 2016 - 02:51 PM.