Not just for show, the new dashboard also allows full control over what data is being collected. This includes information like your location, search history, browsing details, and Cortana history. This dashboard is web-based and can be accessed by logging in to Microsoft’s privacy page with your Microsoft account.
“We have made this new set up experience voice-capable providing greater accessibility for customers…As you make your choices in the new set up experience, we’ll share additional information about what impact each choice will have on your Windows experience,” reported Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group.
The data collection will default to the Basic level, giving information necessary only for the necessary operations of Windows, according to the company. There is also a Full option, which is similar to how Microsoft currently collects data. Users can customize individual settings as they’d like. Existing Windows 10 users will be presented prompts as necessary to allow users to choose their privacy settings. New upgrades from Windows 8 or earlier will be presented the settings options before exiting the setup.