Microsoft moved to quell worries last month that its Windows 10 operating system collects too much personal data about users. But the moves didn't stop a group of European Union privacy watchdogs from expressing additional concerns to the company, according to a letter sent last week:
Key background: Privacy advocates worry about the many types of data the operating system delivers to Microsoft, including geo-location and telemetry information. An Electronic Frontier Foundation staffer said last year that "it's a shame that Microsoft made users choose between having privacy and security." The European group raised questions in a letter early last year.
Latest developments: Microsoft introduced a new privacy dashboard in January, according to a blog post, after user requests "for more control over your data, a greater understanding of how data is collected, and the benefits this brings for a more personalized experience." The company didn't respond to a request for comment on the EU letter, which said that the "proposed new explanation when, for example, a user switches the level of telemetry data from 'full' to 'basic' that Microsoft will collect 'less data' is insufficient without further explanation."