“Now asks all users to commit to keeping their contact information up to date. Protecting your account from unauthorised access and fraud is a top priority for us. It helps keep Xbox Live safer and more secure for everyone.”
“If you choose to link this account with your Xbox Live account, we confirm key data points across the accounts by sharing data such as your name, address, email address and date of birth with the partner.”
If you plan on using Netflix or any other service, Microsoft and the partnering company will check your information matches up. To sign up for one of these services your most likely going to be giving it the same personal information that you used to sign up for Xbox Live. For those who do worry about their information, Microsoft’s privacy statement says you can opt out of data sharing although we don’t know how long it will stay that way.
KitGuru Says: As long as it’s just the same basic signing up information you would use for any service being shared and we don’t start getting spam mail to sign up for services we don’t want, this isn’t much of a problem. For the data conscious- remember you can opt out of it, just sit back and enjoy your Xbox.