Dropbox addresses concerns about NSA spying in new privacy policy

Dropbox, a cloud storage app the government recommends for federal teleworkers, has revised its privacy policy to address concerns about other federal workers spying on users’ data.   The new policy, which goes into effect March 24, acknowledges that Dropbox might share user data with outsiders to comply with the law, “if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary.”  

Dropbox has updated its privacy policy to address privacy concerns about the National Security Agency’s requests for user data. In a new section, the company pledges to abide by its Government Request Principleswhen “receiving, scrutinizing and responding to government requests for our users’ data.” “Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users’ data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored on our services or on their home computer’s hard drive,” the new policy says.

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