Microsoft bows to EU privacy concerns

Friday, 31 January 2003, 12:17 PM EST

Microsoft has agreed to make substantial changes to its Passport online identity system to make it comply with European privacy laws.

The demand for changes followed a European Union investigation into the identity system to see how well it protected personal information.

The changes mean that people will be able to decide how much data about them that they want Microsoft to hold, rather than simply handing over personal information.

The changes to Passport will be made over the next 18 months.

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