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Updates to the Spotify Privacy Policy

At Spotify, we want to give our users the best possible experience to ensure that they enjoy our service today, tomorrow, and in the future. It is also our goal to be as open and transparent as possible with our users about the personal data we collect to provide that service, how it is used, and with whom it is shared. 

Today we are announcing that we will be making some changes to our Privacy Policy, effective from May 25th. These changes will reflect the increased transparency requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (known as the ‘GDPR’). 

We have always strived to provide you with clear and simple information about the personal data we collect and use and how we protect your personal data in our Privacy Policy. Today we are simply announcing enhancements to the Privacy Policy which clarify and provide additional information about:

  • privacy rights and how to exercise them;
  • how we collect, use, share and protect personal data, and
  • the legal bases we rely on to process personal data.

Over the next few weeks, we will also be rolling out new tools which include a new Privacy Center at Spotify.com, and a new Privacy Settings page in our users’ Accounts to help them more easily understand and manage their privacy choices, including a new ‘Download my Data’ button. 

What is new? 

We are providing additional information and resources to help our users understand and control the personal data they share with Spotify:  

  • Your personal data and your rights - We have provided additional detail in the Privacy Policy to explain more clearly what personal data we collect about our users, how it is used and shared. We have also included additional information about what new and enhanced rights our users have in relation to their personal data. 
  • The Privacy Center - We will be launching a new Privacy Center in the coming weeks at spotify.com. It will help individuals understand how their personal data is used by Spotify and what controls are available to Spotify users to manage their privacy settings. 
  • Privacy Settings page - We will also be launching a new Privacy Settings page accessible to Spotify users in their Account in the coming weeks. This will provide Spotify users with new controls to manage your privacy settings and enable them to download their personal data via a new ‘Download my Data’ button. 
  • New Privacy Contact Information - We have updated the Privacy Policy to include details of how to contact Spotify’s Data Protection Officer and the appropriate data protection authorities, who can be contacted directly by any individuals with data protection questions or concerns. 

What has not changed?

What has not changed is Spotify’s ongoing commitment to ensuring our users’ privacy, and to giving them control over the personal data they share with us. The privacy and the security of our users’ personal data is enormously important to Spotify. 

Thank you for using Spotify. 

Enjoy the music! 

Last updated: 28 June, 2018