Wednesday April 05, 2017

Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 collects from your PC

As we have reported on in the past, Microsoft has new privacy controls in the works in response to a lot of people being unhappy about the combination of Microsoft not letting people disable data collection in Windows 10 completely, and also not being transparent about what, exactly, they collect.

We now have more details, and confirmation that Microsoft is looking to implement these changes with the upcoming Creators Update on April 11th. Upon upgrade users will be presented with a new privacy dashboard screen in which Microsoft provides more detail about what data winds up being shared with each setting.

News Image

Instead of a string of screens when you first install the new version of Windows 10, Microsoft is putting all the key privacy settings on one screen. The dashboard you’ll see depends on whether you’re already running Windows 10 on your machine or setting up a new PC for the first time.