Dutch audit finds Microsoft Office leaks confidential data

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The diagnostics Microsoft Office collects from users should be a source of concern for any government CISO, according to a DPIA audit

ComputerWeekly reported: “A report commissioned by the Dutch government has recommended disabling any settings in Microsoft Office 2016 that sends data to Microsoft servers. Dutch government users have also been advised to consider alternatives to Microsoft Office.

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) conducted by Privacy Company for the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice has found that Microsoft has been collecting vast amounts of personal data.

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