SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) – The music streaming company Spotify is pushing back against accusations its new privacy policy allows it to capture anyone’s smart phone or computer information without any regard for customers’ privacy, reports Wired.

On Thursday, Spotify updated its list of needed permissions for people to use the app.

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Many were upset because it appeared that the company wanted to access users personal data, photos, and other media files as well as keep tabs on their location and use of other music apps.

But the company revised the policy in a statement, saying the update was poorly written and neglected to reassure users that their personal info would be protected.

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“Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to,” explained CEO Daniel Ek. “We will ask for your express permission before accessing any of this data – and we will only use it for specific purposes that will allow you to customize your Spotify experience.”

The Swedish company claims to have more than 75 million users in 58 countries, including more than 20 million who pay for its premium site.

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