Microsoft’s new privacy dashboard and set-up experience empowers Windows 10 users

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice-President for Windows and Devices, revealed two new features heading to Windows 10 which will provide users with even more control over their privacy.

The first tool is a privacy dashboard for reviewing and clearing data, while the second is a streamlined set-up process available in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update which makes it easier to make informed choices about the data users choose to share.

Privacy Dashboard

The new web-based privacy dashboard is a one-stop shop which lets users view, control and clear all of their activity data, which includes location, search, browsing and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services.

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The dashboard can be accessed by visiting https://account.microsoft.com/privacy and Microsoft will continue to add more functionality and data categories in the future.

Coming with the Creators Update

The upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will bring with it simplified privacy settings with a new set-up experience making it even easier to choose the settings that are right for users, whether they’re moving from Windows 7 or Windows 8, or carrying out a fresh install.

Existing Windows 10 users will receive a notification prompting them to review and change their privacy settings, if desired.

Microsoft’s Diagnostic data collection has also been simplified to Basic and Full, with collected data at the basic level being further reduced.

For further information and a more in-depth look at the upcoming privacy changes, visit the official Windows Blog.