Evernote chief apologizes for proposed policy shift

The note-taking app is in hot water after execs planned to move with iffy privacy policy changes. After backlash, those have since been revised. Here’s how execs responded.

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Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill has been busy doing damage control in the press over a change it made to its privacy policy last week.

Some interpreted the change as helping Evernote employees see users’ private notes on the popular note-taking app.

“Trust is at the heart of our service,” O’Neill said in a statement on the company’s website.

He added:

That means we need to be transparent, admit our missteps, and commit to making the Evernote experience the best it can be, from the way the app functions across platforms to the way we communicate with the people who use it.

Execs announced they would not move forward with the privacy policy changes put forth last week. Those changes were scheduled to go into effect in January. Instead, they will revise the policy and affirm that users’ data remains private.

Here’s more from the statement:

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