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Personalization of ads, search, and news by sending browsing history to Microsoft must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235748 EDGE-00-000031 SV-235748r626523_rule Medium
Description
This policy prevents Microsoft from collecting a user's Microsoft Edge browsing history to be used for personalizing advertising, search, news and other Microsoft services. This setting is only available for users with a Microsoft account. This setting is not available for child accounts or enterprise accounts. If this policy is disabled, users cannot change or override the setting. If this policy is enabled or not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's preference.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38967r626440_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow personalization of ads, search and news by sending browsing history to Microsoft" must be set to "disabled".

Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

If the value for "PersonalizationReportingEnabled" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38930r626441_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow personalization of ads, search and news by sending browsing history to Microsoft" to "disabled".