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Dutch Data Protection Agency Investigating Microsoft Over Privacy Rules

     
2:04 pm on Aug 28, 2019 (gmt 0)

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News from the Dutch Data Protection Agency (DPA) that it's investigating Microsoft over remote data collection, and has passed that to the Irish Data Protection regulator, where Microsoft has its European headquarters.

[reuters.com...]
2:21 pm on Aug 28, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It looks like there will be many more cases like this in the near future. Nation/states are the only entities that can tackle mega corps such as MS or G, etc. In USA 20+ State Attorney Generals are contemplating data/privacy actions against the "other" big search engine ...

These things will take time. If anything happens before 2020 ends will be a surprise to me!
8:49 am on Aug 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It would be nice if actual privacy improved. I hope it's not just a financially motivated money-grab that won't result in meaningful change from the big corporates.

The first time the EU went after MS the resulting 'e' versions of Windows without IE as default browser didn't seem all that significant compared to all of the time, effort and fines that resulted.