Class-action lawsuit has accused Microsoft of sharing customer data
A lawsuit has been filed with Microsoft for allegedly sharing the content of business customers’ emails, documents, contacts, calendars, location data, audio files, and video files, among other forms of data, without consent.
According to the lawsuit, Microsoft is routinely sharing business customers’ data, including personal and corporate information, with Facebook and other third parties despite publicly claiming it doesn’t.
“Like a mantra, Microsoft has repeatedly promised business customers that it will use their content and data exclusively to provide them with the purchased services; that, solely for those purposes, it will share their data with its subcontractors and certain others only on a need-to-know basis; and that it will never share the customer’s data with third parties at all,” the lawsuit said.
Read more from an interview between a Microsoft representative and ITPro here.