Microsoft is celebrating Data Privacy Day a little differently this year. The company is releasing an early preview of the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer to Windows Insiders; an application that allows users to clearly see what data Windows 10 has been collecting.
The Diagnostic Data Viewer displays data that has been collected from a particular device, and even allows the user to search for any particular piece of information. This is not only data store on the machine itself, but that which has been stored on Microsoft’s own servers.
This includes things like common data (operating system name, version, device ID, device class, and diagnostic level selection), device connectivity, service performance data, product and service usage, and software setup and inventory. It may sound like a lot of information, but this all depends on the privacy level that users have selected when first setting up their machines.
In addition to the viewer, Microsoft is also dropping an updated Privacy Dashboard. For the most part, this is to control the amount of information being collected from a particular computers. However, the company is also saying that it will expand the capabilities of the new Dashboard to allow users to delete data that has already been collected.