Microsoft Introduces New Privacy Controls For Protecting Its Users

Microsoft takes the privacy of its users quite seriously, and currently, they have provided the users with clear choices and easy-to-use tools, which would put you in control of the ways in which information is used and collected.
 
Microsoft, in its official blog, states,
 
“Trust is a core pillar of our More Personal Computing vision, and we are working hard to make sure Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever and a product you love and trust.”
 
The company has launched a new web-based privacy dashboard that will allow you to view and control the activity data from Microsoft including location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services. Additionally, Microsoft has introduced a new privacy set up experience, simplifying "Diagnostic" data levels and further reducing the data collected at the "Basic" level, in Window 10.
 
Currently, these changes are being introduced in Windows Insider build and will soon roll out to everyone with the new update to Windows 10 Creators.
 
Microsoft will first introduce a new set up experience for you to choose the settings. The process will be introduced with the upcoming Windows Insider build. We will further see the reduced data collected at the Basic level, which includes data which are vital to the operation of Windows.
 
The image, given below, is the new privacy setting set up experience which will be introduced to all Windows Insiders in the upcoming build.
 
 
Image Source: blogs.windows.com
 
You can now easily review all the privacy settings, and make changes at any time under "Settings".
 
 
Image Source: blogs.windows.com
 
The company states,
 
“Today, we take another step in our journey to make changes that address your feedback and help make your experience with Windows and other Microsoft products better and richer. We want you to be informed about and in control of your data, which is why we’re working hard on these settings and controls. And regardless of your data collection choices, we will not use the contents of your email, chat, files, or pictures to target ads to you.”