When it comes to clubhouses with bricks, it is usually the challenge to get in. Klubbhuset, the lively sound-focused app for social media, seems to have turned the logic upside down.
“Please log in to your account or contact us (at email@example.com) if you need to change or correct your personal data, or if you wish to delete your account,”
It is unclear how long the clubhouse will take to process account deletion requests.
Instead of just deleting an app from your phone, deleting an account – and any associated data – to ensure that your personal information does not live on the company’s servers long after you have left. This may be of particular interest to clubhouse users, as the app requires access to your entire contact list for the purpose of sending invitations (which is the only way to get an account from this point on).
As Facebook has shown time and time again, this specific dataset is particularly revealing, and questions about users’ privacy are now being properly asked to the Clubhouse.
A person’s telephone contact list reveals all kinds of potentially sensitive personal information such as former and current therapists, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation facilities, houses of worship and drug dealers.
, Electronic Frontier Foundation, expressed similar concerns Thursday.
“The contact list on my phone is not a list of my friends,” she wrote. “There are people on that list that I never want to hear from and that I prefer not to have any information about what I do.”
The contact list on my phone is not a list of my friends. There are people on that list that I never want to hear from, and that I prefer not to have any information about what I do. I will never want to send an invitation to anything to my contact list.
– Eva (@evacide) February 11, 2021
We sent a request to delete the account to the clubhouse, but did not receive an immediate response.
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This, of course, does not inspire confidence. And it may serve as a reminder that not all clubs are worth joining.