This new Windows 10 tool shows you all the sensitive information Microsoft holds on you

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how much personal information Windows 10 collects when it sends a diagnostic report to Microsoft, you’re in luck.

The Redmond-based firm has launched Diagnostic Data Viewer, an application that outlines all the information that’s included in a diagnostic record, on the Windows Store.

“Our commitment is to be fully transparent on the diagnostic data collected from your Windows devices,” said Windows Privacy Officer Marisa Rogers on Wednesday.

We ran the software and found that an abundance of sensitive information is bundled in reports, including a list of all your applications and their respective usage statistics.

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A slew of not so sensitive data is also recorded, like the name you assigned to your computer, its model and serial number, and the specific build of Windows 10 it’s running.

Microsoft is working on an update that will allow users to delete personal information that’s been transmitted in diagnostic reports, according to The Register.

Diagnostic Data Viewer was reportedly developed in response to a complaint by the Dutch Data Protection Authority, which claims that Microsoft does not inform users about the data it collects.

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