Spotify says sorry for its 'creepy' new privacy policy

'If you don’t want to share your information, you don’t have to'

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That was fast.

Spotify, just a day after it rolled out a new set of terms and conditions, has apologised for its new terms and conditions.

Sections of the music streaming giant's updated privacy policy - in which it said "with your permission, we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as a contacts, photos or media files" - were deemed 'creepy' by users.

Read: Look at Spotify's 'creepy' new privacy policy

And so it seems, in an attempt to stop a scandal from snowballing, Spotify has immediately said sorry and offered a more detailed explanation of its new terms and conditions.

"We understand people's concerns about their personal information and are 100 per cent committed to protecting our users' privacy," CEO Daniel Ek wrote in a statement entitled 'SORRY'.

"Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to," he clarified.

Basically, he said if Spotify wants access to your pictures, it'll ask. Ditto your location, and your microphone.

"We have heard your concerns loud and clear," he concluded.

There will be a new new set of terms and conditions in the next couple of weeks.

Read the entire apology here

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