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Microsoft Office Violates GDPR By Collecting Data Without Permission

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The telemetry data collection mechanism used by Microsoft Office breaks the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dutch authorities said yesterday in a report.

Investigators said they’ve identified the “large scale and covert collection of personal data” through Office’s built-in telemetry collection capabilities.

The report said investigators didn’t find any official documentation about what information Microsoft collects through Office and no way of turning Office telemetry off.

Curated via ZDNet 

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