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Dutch Government Forces Microsoft to Change Data Practices

Global Data Review

19 Nov 2018
Reprinted with permission

MoFo Senior Of Counsel Lokke Moerel spoke to Global Data Review about the Netherlands Ministry of Justice’s privacy assessment of Microsoft’s web-based Office software.  The report found that the software collects a significant amount of telemetry data—which relates to “events” in software like recurring keystrokes—“without any public documentation.”

While the report was commissioned to inform Dutch officials regarding government procurement, Lokke opines that it may also result in Microsoft changing its practices with respect to the private sector.

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