Microsoft's policy changes for its internet products including Hotmail and Bing are being formally examined by European data protection regulators for potential privacy issues.
Microsoft in Europe privacy probe
Microsoft's policy changes for its Internet products including Hotmail and Bing are being formally examined by European data protection regulators for potential privacy issues.
Updates to Microsoft's services agreement, which took effect October 19, are being formally reviewed, EU privacy regulators wrote to the Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer and the head of Microsoft Luxembourg. Luxembourg's and France's data protection commissions are leading the examination, according to the December 17 letter.
Data protection is currently policed by separate regulators across the EU. As part of an overhaul of the union's 17-year-old rules on the issue, its executive body wants to simplify the system so companies deal with only one regulator in the region.
* Bloomberg News