Windows 10 and privacy

Protecting your privacy is important to us and we want you to understand how to set up your privacy settings in the way that’s best for you.

To operate at its most basic level, Windows 10 collects and uses a limited set of data.

To make your device more personal and delightful to you, we give you choices to use additional features. These features are optional, and they work better if Windows 10 understands your interests and preferences.

For Terry Myerson’s blog about our commitment to your privacy: Privacy and Windows 10

For concrete examples about why and how information is used in Windows 10: Windows 10 and your online services

To get how-to instructions for individual settings: Setting your preferences for Windows 10 services

If you’re in an organisation, and want to know how to manage settings on many Windows 10 devices at a time: Configure telemetry and other settings in your organisation

For product-by-product detail of our commitment to privacy: Microsoft Privacy Statement

To dive in to a particular area, choose from: Cortana, Camera, Feedback and diagnostics, Location, Microsoft Edge, Speech, inking and typing, Windows Hello, WiFi Sense and Windows update delivery optimisation.