Microsoft to celebrate Data Privacy Day with the release of privacy tools

Microsoft introduces Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer What is

In 2016, France had the company to stop collecting excessive user data from Windows users and serving them personalised ads without their consent.

Common Data, like the Operating System's name, the Version, Device ID, Device Class, Diagnostic level selection and so on.

Info on connectivity and configuration of devices, like properties, capabilities, preferences, settings, peripherals, and the network connected to the device.

Other key features include information about the product and service performance which provide insight on device health, reliability and performance. Alarming as it may sound to some users, Rogers claimed that the "functionality is not meant to capture user viewing or, listening habits".

Details about the usage of the device, operating system, applications, and services.

The Diagnostic Data Viewer will also provide information about software setup and inventory such as installed apps and history.

For now, only those users who are signed up to Microsoft's Windows Insiders program can access the Diagnostic Data Viewer.


All these new privacy features will be first available to Windows Insiders, but would be made available to the users with the next major Windows 10 update, which is expected in Spring.

While Microsoft tends to collect anonymised data, there are still concerns with how much is gobbles up.

The private and the paranoid will probably think the new diagnostic data changes are the highlight of the new build.

Now available only in the U.S., the options start at $1,199 costs, another $200 more to than the entry-level version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S installed.

The Microsoft Privacy Dashboard has a new Activity History page, which provides a clearer summary of the data saved by your Microsoft account.

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Preview Build 17083 for insiders in the fast ring. Additionally, users will be able to export their dashboard data and delete specific items. A new tool, called the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer, lifts the veil on the previously opaque communications between Windows PCs and Microsoft's telemetry-gathering operations. The categories include Full, Basic, Enhanced (which was retracted with the Windows 10 "Creators Update" release) and Security.

Microsoft has always been working on creating a consolidated version of Windows that works across a variety of platforms and form factors. This is not only data store on the machine itself, but that which has been stored on Microsoft's own servers.

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