Spotify Takes Heat Over New ‘Invasive’ Privacy Policy

Spotify is under pressure from its users following its new privacy policy.

spotify-privacy-policySpotify’s new privacy policy seeks access to users’ photos, contacts, social media activity and more. The music streaming service currently has 75 million active users, with 20 million of them being subscribers, reports BBC News.

Following news of Spotify’s new invasive privacy policy, several users took to social media to complain. One such user was Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft. He told the company to “Please consider not being evil,” BBC News notes.

After the outrage from Spotify users over the new invasive privacy policy, CEO and founder Daniel Ek decided to speak on the matter. He claims that the company didn’t do a good enough job letting the community know what the privacy policy meant and apologized. He also said that the service wants users to have control over what kind of data they share with it, reports The Verge.

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