Australia Pushes Microsoft For Better Privacy Transparency

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 2:52 PM EST) -- The Australian government's privacy watchdog on Tuesday asked Microsoft Corp. to make changes to its privacy policy clarifying its retention of account holders' private data and better informing users of the facial recognition technology in its photo software.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said Microsoft can improve its service agreement with its customers by spelling out exactly how and when the company will delete private data from inactive accounts. The company should also stop automatically enabling facial detection and recognition technology and allow interested...
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