Napster Explains Decision To Share Customer Data With New Owner Best Buy

Earlier this month we reported that Napster (NSDQ: NAPS) warned customers it was changing its privacy policy and would be merging its data with that of new owner Best Buy, leaving questions about what would be done with the merged info. I even mentioned my plans to cancel by the Feb. 17 deadline to avoid being part of the move. Nearly two weeks later, in a post on the company blog, Napster CEO Chris Gorog offered his regret for not explaining it better and defended the company’s plans. From his explanation: “Customer information will not be used for marketing purposes without your consent and will never be sold or rented to third parties. The goal of integrating our information is to enhance our customers’ music experience. The Best Buy/Napster partnership will further enable both companies to help music customers access their music wherever, whenever, and however they want, which has been Napster

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