Brazilian court orders Microsoft to make data-sharing opt-out easier

8th May 2018 News 40 Views

A Brazilian federal court has ruled Microsoft must make opting out of providing personal data easier for Windows 10 users, The Associated Press reports. Last month, Sao Paulo prosecutors filed a civil action accusing Microsoft of violating the country’s laws on privacy and consumer protections, stating the default settings gave Microsoft the ability to gather users’ internet search histories, emails and geolocation data, while the process for opting out was too complex. Microsoft will have 30 days to simplify the ability to opt out, while the tech company said it will work with prosecutors on any potential concerns.Full Story

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