On August 1st, Microsoft will be officially updating the Services Agreements and Privacy Statements for its consumer services, and consolidating those agreements across Bing, Cortana, Microsoft account, OneDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, and Xbox Live. These services in the past have been held under different but similar service agreements, but now Microsoft, in an effort to make things simpler for users, is combining them into a single agreement.
In addition, Microsoft is simplifying the Privacy Statement for those services. The newly rewritten agreement is focused on simplicity, transparency, and privacy. The company notes that:
…these changes do not represent a change in Microsoft’s approach to customer privacy. We are simplifying the services agreement and privacy statement because we believe that real transparency starts with straightforward terms and policies that people can clearly understand. As our services evolve, we recognize we must continue earning your trust. These changes aim to help do just that.