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Regulators Looking Into Microsoft Changes

PRIVACY LAW—EU

October 29, 2012

Luxembourg and other EU data protection commissions (DPCs) are looking into whether changes Microsoft made to its Internet products Hotmail and Bing bring new privacy risks for users and comply with the region’s standards on notice and choice, reports The Washington Post. President of the Luxembourg DPC Gerard Lommel acknowledged that possible issues “can neither be excluded nor confirmed” in this case, suggesting the review is not on the level of a recent investigation into Google’s privacy policy changes “where clear privacy issues had been identified.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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