The DPA says that Microsoft needs to get valid user consent: this means the company must be clearer about what data is collected and how that data is processed. The regulator also complains that the Windows 10 Creators Update doesn't always respect previously chosen settings about data collection.
FYI, here is a definition of spyware:
Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge, that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a device without the consumer's knowledge.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it!
Dutch Privacy Regulator says Windows 10 Broke the Law Watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-10-2017 12:25
- TSR Group Staff
- 16-10-2017 11:18
There's a reason Windows 10 was a free upgrade. Microsoft is making bank from all the user data they're now gathering from its users.
The entire OS feeds back information about your habits, searches, browsing and app usage almost constantly. I do wonder if they'll be coerced into changing this once GDPR becomes law.
BTW if you are a Windows 10 user and would rather not have the OS report on everything you do, have a look at ShutUp10: https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
- 16-10-2017 13:47
I suspected this a long time ago!!!! which is why i denied the free upgrade and i posted on here suggesting that windows 10 might abuse your data and got ridiculed by other users.
- Thread Starter
- 16-10-2017 15:27
If you are comfortable with CMD/Powershell scripting, you could try some of the open-source solutions on GitHub (not tested for Creator's Update, probably take a while to get them updated) - e.g. https://github.com/Disassembler0/Win...-Setup-Script/
But then again, if you are comfortable with shell scripting, why aren't you using Linux?