Windows 11 is getting a feature called ‘Privacy Auditing’ that will help users see apps that access their microphone, camera and location data. Microsoft initially introduced the feature to app developers for testing. However, it will be available to future Windows 11 users so they can decide whether to continue using apps that receive their sensitive data on the system. Microsoft’s offer sounds like Apple’s App Privacy Report, which was launched last year for iPhone and iPad users.
Dave Weston, Microsoft Vice President for Enterprise and OS Security Announcement Privacy auditing has been released on Windows 11. This feature allows users to view the history of sensitive device access, the executive said.
New Windows 11 privacy auditing features allow you to view access history for sensitive devices like microphones pic.twitter.com/vq3IJkAIMO
– David Weston (DWIZZZLE) (@dwizzleMSFT) June 16, 2022
Blipping computer Report That privacy audit was made available for testing in a Windows 11 preview build earlier this month.
The current version of the privacy check is said to allow users to view last week’s sensitive data access logs. It names apps that are accessing sensitive user information, including their location and screenshots.
Using the eligible Windows 11 preview build, Windows Insiders of the Dave Channel can access the feature by visiting here Settings > Privacy and security > App permission.
In December, Apple released iOS 15.2 with an app privacy report that lets users see which apps access their data, such as location, contacts, camera and microphone. The feature was first introduced in iPadOS 15.2.
Apple, however, has not yet made the privacy-centric feature available to Mac users. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
However, the introduction of privacy checks in Windows 11 will enable Microsoft to offer a similar privacy experience for PC and laptop users.