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"We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with the Dutch DPA on their comments related to Windows 10 Home and Pro, and we will continue to cooperate with the DPA to find appropriate solutions", the Windows maker said in a blog post. Also, it is switched on by default that Microsoft may use the telemetry data to show personalised advertisements and recommendations in Windows and Edge, and that app developers may show personalised ads in apps.

Although collection of data is a generally unpopular practice from a consumer standpoint, Microsoft does have valid uses and benefits from collecting extensive metadata. If this is not the case, the Dutch DPA can decide to impose a sanction on Microsoft. Since this is an unreleased app, you'll have to follow that link, as it's been hidden from search results within the Play Store. Because of the company's approach to data collection, the users can't provide valid consent to Microsoft, according to the European Union data protection legislation.

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In the Netherlands over 4 million active devices use Windows 10 Home and Pro. "They are not informed which data are being used for what objective, neither that based on these data, personalized advertisements and recommendations can be presented, if those users have not opted out from these default settings on installation or afterwards".

Microsoft processes data from both levels of telemetry in order to fix errors, to keep devices up-to-date and secure and to improve its own products and services. After installing the app, you'll be asked to sign into it with your Microsoft account, which is an entirely optional step and one Microsoft advises you to make to enjoy a more personalized user experience.

The good news is that Microsoft says it's brining the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update next week-and that means everyone should enjoy and have access to the Continue on PC tool without the need for an insider build.

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These data are called "telemetry data". Though Microsoft did give users an overview of the categories of data collected via basic telemetry, for the full telemetry it informs users in a general way, the Dutch agency claimed.

This is the hottest attempt by the Redmont-based company to bump up its presence across the smartphone platform- by offering its apps to Android and iOS users when Windows Phone is officially dead.

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