Spotify’s Updated Privacy Policy Results In Concerns From Subscribers

Spotify Prepares With Apple Music With 75M Active Users And $326M In Funding


Just recently Spotify updated its terms of agreement and privacy policy and opened the gates to outrage and concern. The issue is with the new privacy policy which says that the music streaming service will be able access photos, contacts, and other data.

Spotify Prepares With Apple Music With 75M Active Users And $526M In Funding

Before delving into explaining the new policy Ek stated “Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to. We will ask for your express permission before accessing any of this data – and we will only use it for specific purposes that will allow you to customize your Spotify experience.”

On the one hand it’s a pretty run of the mill policy update that asks the same thing as other privacy policies while also allowing users to confirm or deny permission to the app. On the other people are concerned that these policies are becoming the norm.

The result has been some users deciding to end their subscription in hopes that the policy will be “corrected.” The Spotify CEO also discussed the issue with Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Notch who was displeased with the new policy. Ek closed by saying that Spotify would be updating the privacy policy to better reflect what was explained in the post.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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