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Daily Dashboard | Dutch government report says Microsoft telemetry data-collection mechanism violates GDPR Related reading: Tracking the politics of US privacy legislation

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A report commissioned by the Dutch government found the telemetry data-collection mechanism within Microsoft Office violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation, ZDNet reports. The investigation, conducted by Privacy Company, states the Office tool has the capability to conduct "large scale and covert collection of personal data." The investigators could not determine what information Microsoft has been able to obtain through the tool and found the tech company has no way to turn off Office telemetry. "Microsoft also told investigators it intends to provide documentation about the Office telemetry it collects, more clear options so users can select the desired level of telemetry collection, and a data viewer tool so sysadmins and users can view the raw telemetry data collected via Office," the ZDNet article states.
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