Groupon Amends Privacy Policy to Collect More Sensitive Information, Shopping History


According to Smart Money, Groupon has expanded its rules about what the site may do with users’ personal information, including a user’s birthdate, shopping history, and location. The article notes that worried consumers can take a few steps to protect their privacy. For example, it says you should sign up for deal sites “with an email account you could easily ditch — say, a Hotmail account that you use exclusively for buying things or receiving newsletters. That’s far better than signing up using an existing social networking account, which a growing number of sites will let you do.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.