Samsung Denies Spying on Customers With Jay Z App

Samsung Denies Spying on Customers With Jay Z App

Mobile giant calls privacy group's allegations "baseless."

Published July 19, 2013

Samsung says it did nothing inappropriate when asking for permission to access customers' personal information for the download of Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. This in response to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the mobile company's distribution of an MCHG free download app, reports BBC.

The company believes EPIC's complaint is "baseless," according to a statement released to the outlet. Furthermore, maintaining customer privacy is a top priority for them. "Samsung takes customer privacy and the protection of personal information very seriously.

"Any information obtained through the application download process was purely for customer verification purposes, app functionality purposes, and for making communications, but only if the customer requests to receive those marketing communications."

Samsung had purchased 1 million copies of Hov's 12th solo album at $5 per unit to make it available for download to Samsung Galaxy users on July 4. The wide release took place five days later and moved another 527,000, earning Jay the top spot on the Billboard albums chart, his 13th No. 1.


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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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