The European Commission's still has concerns about privacy in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.
An Article 29 Working Party has questioned a number of issues with the OS, above and beyond those addressed by the adding features such as the privacy dashboard, which Microsoft introduced after threatened law suits from Switzerland and ultimatums from France.
Concerns, apart from what it calls a 'lack of transparency', include the lack of control over data that is collected and the default settings that for the layman can seem quite daunting, in a society where we want something that ‘just works'.
Reuters reports that the group wants Microsoft to explain how it was processing personal data, particularly for advertising.
"In light of the above, which are separate to the results of ongoing inquiries at a national level, even considering the proposed changes to Windows 10, the Working Party remains concerned about the level of protection of users' personal data,"
It says that Microsoft has indicated willingness to cooperate.
"Microsoft should clearly explain what kinds of personal data are processed for what purposes. Without such information, consent cannot be informed, and therefore, not valid."Microsoft is yet to comment on the matter. The latest version of Windows 10, known as the "Creators Update" is out in April.
The comments come amid a difficult week few days for Microsoft, which has faced criticism from rival Google for failing to issues security fix for a flaw affecting its products that it was made aware of several months ago.
This followed on from Microsoft pulling its usual monthly Patch Tuesday update that was supposed to include a fix for the issue after it found an error with the patch just hours before release.
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