18.8.22.1.3 Ensure 'Turn off handwriting recognition error reporting' is set to 'Enabled'

Information

Turns off the handwriting recognition error reporting tool.

The handwriting recognition error reporting tool enables users to report errors encountered in Tablet PC Input Panel. The tool generates error reports and transmits them to Microsoft over a secure connection. Microsoft uses these error reports to improve handwriting recognition in future versions of Windows.

The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.

Rationale:

A person's handwriting is Personally Identifiable Information (PII), especially when it comes to your signature. As such, it is unacceptable in many environments to automatically upload PII to a website without explicit approval by the user.

Impact:

Users cannot start the handwriting recognition error reporting tool or send error reports to Microsoft.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication settings\Turn off handwriting recognition error reporting

Note: This Group Policy path is provided by the Group Policy template InkWatson.admx/adml that is included with all versions of the Microsoft Windows Administrative Templates.

Default Value:

Disabled. (Tablet PC users can report handwriting recognition errors to Microsoft.)

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3709

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-7, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 96f92d3a0a79c8cdcb29a9fec8d6a7b2004d75603910b624dbd25427c5fb9a78