A Microsoft logo is seen a day after Microsoft Corp's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
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France Wednesday said it had served formal notice on Microsoft to stop collecting what it deems excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent on civil liberty grounds.France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) said in a statement it had given the US computing giant three months to comply with the French Data Protection Act to ensure user data security and confidentiality.The CNIL also criticised Microsoft for allowing users to choose a four character PIN number to authenticate access to on-line services, but without limiting the number of attempts to enter the correct code, something the French deemed liable to hit data and personal security.
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