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

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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.