Spotify's feature wants to give your personal data to record companies in exchange for timely music

Mail Online | 6/28/2019 | James Pero For
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Some users of Spotify's 'pre-save' feature are agreeing to a lot more than they realize when adding new songs and albums to their library.

Billboard reports that record companies are burying some intimate permissions into Spotify's pre-save feature, which allows users to add an album to their library the moment it's released.

Requests - Access - Users - Email - Habits

Among those requests are access to a users' email, listening habits, followers, saved songs, and perhaps most notably, a 'read-and-write' type privilege to add or remove library songs and artists as well as create playlists on one's account.

Aside from permission to add to a user's library there is no apparent need for company's to ask for access to emails or other personal information.

Account - Access - Billboard - Order - Users

While all account access must technically be consented, Billboard points out that in order for users to review the level of permission they're granting labels, they have to read through a list of terms after pressing a 'learn more' button.

As is the case with most 'terms of service' agreements, many are likely to skip such literature altogether and go straight to saving their songs.

Data - Gathering - People - Collections - Accounts

Though the data gathering is perfectly legal, for some people, somewhat under-the-radar collections on their accounts may ruffle feathers.

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