John Williamson / 8 years ago
However, the terms caused a great deal of controversy and appeared to allow partners to intrusively access your data:
“…you also grant Snapchat and our business partners the unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual rights and license to use your name, likeness, and voice in any and all media and distribution channels…”
Kal Penn highlighted the privacy issues in the following tweet:
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) October 29, 2015
In lieu of this information, Snapchat has released a statement on this blog which reads:
Snapchat handled this entire situation quite badly especially when you consider how other companies have implemented similar policies and caused public outrage. Their PR team should have known better and conducted things in a more communicative way. Whatever the case, I’m not a Snapchat user, and some might feel the terms are enough to make them uninstall the app. However, I’m pretty sure, Snapchat’s target demographic isn’t majorly concerned about the updated policy.