Microsoft is extending the GDPR’s rights to all of its customers across the world.
That’s why today we are announcing that we will extend the rights that are at the heart of GDPR to all of our consumer customers worldwide. Known as Data Subject Rights, they include the right to know what data we collect about you, to correct that data, to delete it and even to take it somewhere else. Our privacy dashboard gives users the tools they need to take control of their data.
Good move, but these controls and options should’ve been there from the start. Goes to show that corporations are terrible at self-regulation – something everybody should know by now. In any event, I’ll be spending some time this weekend digging through all the data Google, Apple, and Microsoft have on me.
Again the only regulation is really the market. You choose to give your information to these companies.
If privacy and security was a big market driving force, we would have seen it by now.
GDPR won’t change anything. It will be like the Cookie regulation. It will make someone feel warm and fuzzy in brussels and won’t do jack all else.
Edited 2018-05-23 23:01 UTC