Users have planted ourselves before the uncontrolled sending of information by some applications to their developers. This has even ended in sanctions and millionaire fines for allowing third parties access to this data. Little by little, we have more control over our data, being able to limit and even prohibit access to this information (even requesting personal data). Now, we know that users of the Microsoft Office office suite will soon be able to limit the data sent to the Redmond-based company.
Microsoft has introduced new options related to user privacy in its Microsoft Office office suite that will allow them to have more control over the usage data 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 Redmond-based company to, among other things, improve functions or receive personalized experiences.
Limit 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 of the options only sends the critical information that the company needs to improve Office or to solve a functioning problem to Microsoft. 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 that for Microsoft can be very valuable in order to improve its tool.
Users can decide whether to opt for the most restrictive option when sending information or for the most complete one that gives more details to Microsoft. At the moment, it is something that is only available to Office Insider users, but sooner or later it will end up reaching all users of the Microsoft Office office suite.
As we have already mentioned, these new options remind us greatly 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 the visited sites to Microsoft, how we use the applications and other details).