Microsoft Services Agreement Update 2019: What You Need to Know
Microsoft has recently updated its Services Agreement, which outlines the terms and conditions that govern the use of its various products and services. The update went into effect on August 30, 2019, and there are several important changes that users should be aware of.
First and foremost, the Services Agreement now covers a broader range of Microsoft products and services. This includes everything from its popular Office productivity suite to its Xbox gaming platform. The agreement also covers services like Skype, OneDrive, and Outlook.com.
The new section explains that Microsoft may collect and use data for a variety of purposes, including providing and improving its services, conducting research, and personalizing content and ads. It emphasizes that any data collected in the context of a work or school account will not be used for advertising purposes.
Microsoft has also introduced new tools and options to help users manage their privacy settings. These include a new Privacy Dashboard that allows users to review and manage their privacy settings across different products and services. The company has made it easier for users to control what data is collected and how it is used.
While these changes are designed to provide greater transparency and control for Microsoft users, they are also part of a broader trend toward increased privacy regulation and scrutiny. Companies like Microsoft are under more pressure than ever to demonstrate that they are protecting user privacy and following best practices.