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Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: Hey EU... See that book? Well throw it hard

"I fully expect a few million 'give me all the data you have on me and then delete it' requests."

That's going to prove interesting as the report makes quite clear that there's no way to get the telemetry stuff back out and the only way to delete it is to cancel the user ID. Even then individual teams within Microsoft in the US could have made their own copies and there's even less means of knowing about that and getting it deleted. And then there are all the sub-processors such as CDNs.

I can't imagine even IBM in its pomp getting away with this sort of stuff. And it's only because customers won't face up to their responsibilities and walk away.

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