Privacy Company released the results of a data protection impact assessment showing privacy risks in the enterprise version of Microsoft Office.
Regarding the “large scale and covert collection of personal data” of Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 2016 MSI and Office 365 CTR) users, Privacy Company warned:
Microsoft systematically collects data on a large scale about the individual use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Covertly, without informing people. Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection, or ability to see what data are collected, because the data stream is encoded.