spotify-24-million-active-6-million-payingEarlier today we brought you word that Spotify had updated its privacy policy. This might not really be that big of a deal, except that the way Spotify had worded it sounded like the company wanted to collect way more information on you than you would have expected from a music streaming service, upsetting many in the process.


So much so that its CEO had to pen a new blog post apologizing for the update, and promise that the company will be updating the privacy policy again in the coming weeks to better explain what their intentions are. For those who are wondering what the big deal is, part of the policy read that they would collect media from your device like photos and contact information.

It also mentioned that they would collect location-based information, and basically at the end of the day say that if you don’t like it, you can always opt out of using their service, which we suppose is valid albeit a tad harsh. That being said, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek’s post on their website pretty clarifies everything.

According to Ek, all the things mentioned in the policy will only be done with your explicit permission, and nothing invasive will be collected or shared unless you explicitly allow Spotify to do so. Ek writes, “We should have done a better job in communicating what these policies mean and how any information you choose to share will – and will not – be used.”

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