Believing that Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage violates privacy and personal information security, a Peking University student surnamed Lu has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft (MSFT) and Microsoft China.
Lu says that Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage program, which exists in users' computers permanently and collects users' personal information before sending it to Microsoft, is a big threat to computer information security and users' privacy.
Lu asks the court to order Microsoft to cancel a protocol the company signed with him on the installation of the program, delete all his personal information, provide him an uninstall tool and apologize to him in the national newspapers. In addition, Lu asks Microsoft to provide technology services in a reasonable manner and pay him CNY1350 in compensation.
Microsoft China has not made any comment on the lawsuit.