It appears as if the proposed changes to Evernote’s Privacy Policy have caused such a stir the company has now decided to can the changes all together.

To offer a bit of context, Evernote recently published proposed amendments to its privacy policy that would allow employees at the firm to read a users notes when responding to a warrant, investigating violations of our Terms of Service such as reports of harmful or illegal content, and troubleshooting.

The changes weren’t well communicated, a fact that Evernote chief executive officer Chris O’Neill acknowledged in a blog post yesterday, and many thought that this meant that Evernote employees would have unfettered access to a users notes.

This was never the case but now the firm has back tracked on the proposed amendments to the privacy policy.

“After receiving a lot of customer feedback expressing concerns about our upcoming Privacy Policy changes over the past few days, Evernote is reaffirming its commitment to keep privacy at the center of what we do. As a result, we will not implement the previously announced Privacy Policy changes that were scheduled to go into effect January 23, 2017,” Evernote said in a statement.

The firm says that it will revisit its existing policy and address the concerns users raised.

“We announced a change to our privacy policy that made it seem like we didn’t care about the privacy of our customers or their notes. This was not our intent, and our customers let us know that we messed up, in no uncertain terms. We heard them, and we’re taking immediate action to fix it,” concluded O’Neill.

[Source – Evernote]a10


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