Samsung Pay adds ‘do not sell my data’ option for US users

In the internet age, privacy is a big topic. How much privacy we should have, how to keep our data private, how should companies be able to take and sell our data? It’s all very important to talk about and have control over.

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Despite the fact that Apple is considered to be the most caring company when it comes to securing clients, Samsung until recently, too, never became involved in the Affairs of the sink of user data. However, this year, suddenly it became clear that the Koreans, first, merge any part of the confidential information to China, and, secondly, not thoroughly protect your devices from hacker attacks. But who would have thought that Samsung will now easily sell user data Samsung Pay? Well at least ban allow.

Companies are just now starting to give us more control over what data we allow for them to take and sell. Samsung is late to this trend but is finally allowing users to stop Samsung Pay from selling their data.

In the latest Samsung Pay update in the United States,  XDA Developers reports  a pop-up on the main screen of Samsung Pay asking user to review my privacy settings. This was interesting because it was never actually seen any privacy settings in Samsung Pay. This pop-up leads to a new Privacy Controls setting in Samsung Pay. These settings allow you to control your data and flip the “Do Not Sell” switch to stop Samsung from selling this data to “Samsung Pay partners.”

Companies like Google are pretty open about the amount of data they track and sell and how they sell it. Samsung isn’t as open about the amount of data they track or sell. The reason Samsung added this “Do Not Sell” is because of the CCPA, or the “California Consumer Privacy Act.”

According to Samsung’s privacy page about the CCPA, the act gives California residents three basic rights. These rights are access to your personal information, deletion of your personal information, and the ability to stop Samsung, or other companies, from selling your personal information.

Samsung and other companies are not required to approve these requests or even show the options to residents outside the state of California. I’m not a resident of California and still have the settings, so it seems like Samsung might be allowing anyone in the United States access to stop their data from being sold. This leaves the downside of losing some personalized features, but if you’re concerned about privacy, this is a great option.

However, it is important not even the fact that the Americans were able to rein in Samsung and the fact that it does allow itself to sell user data. Still, payment information belongs to the category of sensitive, because it can tell not only that buys a particular person, but also about where and how often it happens. And according to these data it is already possible to track all his movements, lifestyle, and perhaps even prosperity. Yes, it is possible that Samsung merges all of the data. But if it’s leaking anything, this is a serious reason to wonder what actually prevents her drain the rest of it?

Why Samsung is selling your data

To understand why Samsung can afford such behavior, by and large is easy. The fact that Samsung, unlike Apple, does not charge any banks fees for each contactless transaction, and, therefore, it provides users with free access to their service. But do you think that is so convenient and promising from the point of view of scale of audience a product in principle can be commercially viable? Of course not. And since it is free, it is logical to assume that the goods are those who enjoy it.

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