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Is everybody OK with the new Microsoft Privacy Statement?


New member
Aug 13, 2013
Does Microsoft share my information with anyone?

Yes, we do share your information in certain cases. ....................We also share data with Microsoft-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our services; and to protect the rights or property of Microsoft.


New member
Nov 3, 2011
Yes, but there is nothing new about that paragraph. It's been like that since I can remember.

The good thing about this list is that it explicitly mentions whom data is shared with, which rules out all other interested 3rd parties. That's not true of other's privacy statements.

The bad thing about this is that it admits that MS (or any other U.S. based company) is incapable of protecting their customers from goverment overreach, snooping and profiling.
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