Coinbase отвечает на сообщения о продаже данных о «геоотслеживании» клиентов правительству США

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has insisted that it does not sell “proprietary customer data” after reports surfaced that its Tracer product is providing “historical geo tracking data” to the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Coinbase Responds to Reports of It Selling Customer Data to U.S. Government

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase came under fire last week when reports surfaced accusing the Nasdaq-listed company of selling customer data to the U.S. правительство.

Coinbase Tracer, the analytics arm of the cryptocurrency exchange, has signed a contract with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that would allow the government agency access to a variety of data, including “historical geo tracking data,” according to a contract obtained by watchdog group Tech Inquiry.

Однако, Coinbase clarified on Twitter Thursday: “We want to make this incredibly clear: Coinbase does not sell proprietary customer data.”

Coinbase Responds to Reports of Selling Customer 'Geo Tracking' Data to US Government

“Our Coinbase Tracer tools are designed to support compliance and help investigate financial crimes like money laundering and terrorist financing. Coinbase Tracer sources its information from public sources, and does not make use of Coinbase user data. Ever,” the exchange further tweeted.

Однако, many people on Twitter do not believe that Coinbase is not selling any customer data to the U.S. правительство, noting that the company specifically uses the word “proprietary” to describe the data it is not selling.

Coinbase sold a single analytics software license to ICE for $29,000 in August last year, followed by a software purchase potentially worth $1.36 million the next month.

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The full documents of the contract surfaced this week via a Freedom of Information Act request by Tech Inquiry. The story was initially сообщил on Wednesday by The Intercept.

The disclaimer on the Coinbase website reiterates what the company tweeted Friday, stating: “Coinbase Tracer sources its information from public sources and does not make use of Coinbase user data.”

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Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.




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