Announced through an Xbox Wire, the new Xbox Live TOU asks all users to keep their contact information up to date. This is a way to ensure that security proofs are valid and can be checked against other applications. That’s right, it looks like Xbox Live will now chat to Netflix to make sure there isn’t any fraud against your account:
More app experiences available via Xbox Live are provided by a partner with whom you may have a separate online account. 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. In this TOU update, customers agree to allow Microsoft to share this information in this manner.
They are definitely sending out this PSA to ensure that people don’t get locked out of their accounts due to mismatching information. So, this may be the right time to go check that all your details match up. I know sometimes spouses use one person as the Xbox Live account, while the other is the Netflix account. Not sure how the TOU will handle that, or if it’s time to pick some details and stick with them.
Last Updated: October 29, 2013