Privacy – Windows 10 subject to the issue by the Swiss CNIL

The Clerk of data protection and transparency or CNIL version of Switzerland, has just begun a “clarification process” about how Windows 10 manages data relating to users’ privacy.

This is apparently the installation process of the new version of Microsoft’s operating system that poses the most problems.

Windows 10 would not quite explicit about the impact of the default settings provided. In fact, if the user does not rule himself some settings, Microsoft gets a lot of information and can use them for advertising purposes, and with the consent, but it can also ignorance of the user.

Prohibition on marketing

Following the “clarification process”, the Swiss organization could issue a recommendation to the national authorities. And this recommendation could go to the prohibition of the marketing of Windows 10 on the territory helvète daily explains Jean-Philippe Walter Time, alternate attendant data protection and transparency. “If necessary, we will go to the Federal Court.”

This action by the Swiss authority seems to be at the initiative of the Swiss Pirate Party (PPS), which recently arrested the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection on the issue. PPS wants to know specifically what personal data returned by Microsoft on its servers, and the perimeter of preservation.

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