ConsenSys addresses MetaMask IP collection, claims nothing has changed


After neighborhood backlash acquired from an initial privateness coverage revision on Nov. 23, ConsenSys, the mother or father firm of MetaMask, launched a statement to reiterate the intentions of its information assortment.

The corporate acknowledged that the coverage has at all times relayed how sure varieties of private data are routinely collected, which might embody IP addresses. In keeping with ConsenSys, the newest updates have been within the act of transparency as to how Infura, MetaMask’s default Distant Process Name (RPC), works with consumer information.

ConsenSys highlighted that MetaMask itself does not collect IP addresses. Reasonably the coverage says customers working the pockets by way of Infura purposes are topic to the information assortment.

In a tweet, the corporate claimed solely the language of the coverage was up to date and “nothing” else concerning the coverage or information assortment is totally different.

Talking to Cointelegraph, ConsenSys mentioned:

“Infura doesn’t improperly exploit this data and ConsenSys doesn’t monetize this data as some Web2 corporations do.”

In keeping with Consensys, Infura is presently wanting into technical updates to “reduce the gathering of private data, together with anonymization methods and minimization and elimination of any information assortment and retention.”

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Updates to its coverage got here as customers started looking for non-custodial digital asset-storing choices after the FTX fallout. Regardless of the clarifications from the corporate by way of its official internet channels, customers in the neighborhood responded with skepticism.

Some said this provides all of the extra purpose for customers to maneuver belongings to a chilly storage pockets. Others requested for different pockets suggestions and reiterated the decentralization wanted in Web3.

MetaMask has greater than 21 million monthly users, which makes it probably the most widespread self-custody wallets within the Web3 house.