German Regulator Voices Privacy Concerns Over Clubhouse App

Feb. 2, 2021, 12:55 PM

The Hamburg data regulator has asked the makers of the Clubhouse app for information about how they protect the privacy of European users and their contacts.

Johannes Caspar, Hamburg commissioner for data protection, voiced concerns that Clubhouse reads the address books of users who invite other people and stores the data in the U.S. The operators also keep recordings of all conversations in order to track abuses without being transparent about how this is done in detail, Caspar said Tuesday in an emailed statement.

Clubhouse is a private social app where users host off-the-cuff, informal conversations. It has become a ...

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