Yes, Skype™ does (automatically) keep your data in the cloud.
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" Skype will retain your information for as long as is necessary..."
< in essence it means arbitrary data of arbitrary amounts as deemed appropriate by Microsoft and/or Skype and/or applying jurisdictions; necessarily kept in the event that the court requires the data - read the source file >
"What Information Does Skype Gather AND USE?
< Way too much to mention all, see the source. A few gems: of course your transcripts, as well as banking data, ID info, cookies, geolocation, and my personal favorite: test calls made to Echo123 >
The above should be enough to answer the question, but I personally don't rely on one source, instead will research the topic at hand. I just feel the need to counter/rebut the answers of others on here, though:
- @nifle's link was about five years old at time of citing, is on their Mac forum, and refers to the user's local database (not Skype's cloud).
- You needn't be confused Joann; have a look at
Read their current ToS at http://www.skype.com/intl/en/legal/terms/tou/ and do your own research; make up your own mind. ‡
If you'd like more info, I will be glad to assist if I can.