Kinect for Xbox 360 Privacy and Online Safety FAQ

With Kinect for Xbox 360, you are the controller. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets your whole body in the game. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine. And the best part is Kinect works with every Xbox 360.

With new technology and innovations like Kinect, there will be questions about how that technology works and exactly what that technology does. Families and parents, in particular, have questions about what safeguards are provided to help them manage their family’s entertainment experiences and protect their privacy and online safety. As leaders in the video game industry, Microsoft is proud to have led the effort to create and build in safety and privacy measures, and today virtually all of Microsoft's consumer products feature family-safety features, including Kinect.

This guide will help answer those questions and show you how with Xbox 360 Family settings, both for the console and Xbox Live, you are in control of what you and your children play, watch, browse, and share.

We also know that privacy is important to everyone, not just parents, and your privacy and ability to control what you share with others when using the Xbox Live service are of paramount importance to Microsoft. We take a holistic approach to privacy that starts with embedding privacy controls and safeguards in our products and services to help protect and manage information with greater confidence and safety. In addition to family-specific questions, we have provided a detailed set of questions and answers on what data is collected by the Kinect sensor and how it’s used.

Family Safety

Data Collection

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Identity

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Kinect Tuner

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Photographs

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Video, Text, and Voice Chat

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Voice Commands

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