The users we have planted before the uncontrolled sending of information by some applications to the developers of these. This has even ended in sanctions and millions in fines for allowing third parties access to these data. Little by little, we have more control over our data, being able to limit or even prohibit access to this information (even request personal data). Now, we know that users of the Microsoft Office office suite will soon be able to limit the data sent to the company based in Redmond.
Microsoft has introduced new options related to the privacy of users in its office suite Microsoft Office that will help them have more control over the usage data that is sent to the company. This already occurs in Windows 10 where we can limit the diagnostic data or other data that is sent to the company based in Redmond to, among other things, improve functions or receive personalized experiences.
Limit the data sent by Office to Microsoft closer
The latest version of Microsoft Office published within the Office Insider program offers two new options baptized (in English) as Required Diagnostic Data and Optional Diagnostic Data. Users can choose between one or the other depending on the amount of data they want to share about their activity in Office with Microsoft.
The first option only sends to Microsoft the critical information that the company needs to improve Office or to solve some operational problem. The second option, sends everything that sends the first of the options, but also information about failures and other aspects that are not basic, but for Microsoft can be very valuable in order to improve your tool.
Users can decide if they opt for the most restrictive option when sending information or for the most complete one that gives Microsoft more details. At the moment, it is something that is only available to Office Insider users, but sooner or later it will end up coming to all users of the Office suite Microsoft Office.
As we have already mentioned, these new options remind us enormously of the ones we already have available in Windows 10. In Settings> Privacy> Comments and diagnostics we can choose between basic (only device information, configuration and its functionalities and if it is working correctly) or complete (which sends to Microsoft the sites visited, how we use the applications and other details).