Microsoft has said it will give users greater control over their private data and how it is used when the Windows 10 Creators update is officially launched on April 11.
Microsoft has been heavily criticised from privacy advocates for the amount of data Windows 10 collects on its users.
Previously in Windows 10 there was no simple way to stop the operating system collecting data on you.
While it was possible to disable certain features such as location tracking, advertising and the controversial keylogger feature that keeps tabs on everything your type, some users reported the features being enabled every time they installed a new update.
According to Microsoft a new tool in the Windows 10 Creators Update will make it easier for users to control their privacy settings.
“With all these new built-in innovations, we hope it will inspire you to choose Windows to be the place you love to create and play. And yet one of our most important improvements in the Creators Update is a set of privacy enhancements that will be mostly behind the scenes,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
Microsoft also said it is updating its privacy statement to include more information on the privacy enhancements it has made in the Creators Update, as well as sharing more information on the data it collects from users.
“Our commitment to you is that we only collect data at the Basic level that is necessary to keep your Windows 10 device secure and up to date. For customers who choose the Full level, we use diagnostic data to improve Windows 10 for everyone and deliver more personalised experiences for you where you choose to let us do so,” Microsoft added.
The Windows 10 Creators Update will be released on April 11 but it can be manually downloaded now.
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