New Privacy dashboard and Setup experience in the Creators Update
Microsoft to allow users have a better control over privacy
Windows 10’s approach to store, collect and use data will be tweaked in the upcoming Creators Update of the platform. After many users and publications raised questions about privacy and not enough control over how Windows 10 uses the collected data, Microsoft is about the radically change the approach in the coming months.
Windows 10 Creators Update will introduce a new Privacy Dashboard to the users, who will be able to review and delete browsing history, activity, Cortana notebook, and more.
Microsoft will also include a new setup experience during fresh Windows installations. The setup process will include simple steps with privacy settings the users could turn on or off. But the experience will also be improved for those who already use Windows 10 and will upgrade to the Creators Update. Windows 10 will show them pop-ups to inform about the possibilities to control privacy settings on the device.
The new setup experience will inform the users about their choices and the consequences of enabling or disabling a toggle. For example, if you turn off Location, you will be informed that Windows and some apps might not be able to provide accurate information.
Microsoft has announced that the new features regarding privacy will be previewed in the next Insider Preview build, before reaching those who are not interested in the Insider program.