Previously, Evernote’s machine learning feature could only be taken advantage of if a customer was willing to let select Evernote employees view note content in rare instances. That, as you can imagine, created the sh*tstorm that Evernote has been dealing with and so they have changed to this new model. The new model appears to allow customers to still participate in the machine learning feature without the privacy worries of an Evernote employee potentially peeking at their stored content.
Their CEO posted this statement to their company blog this evening:
Finally, here is where we current stand in terms of employees viewing your content:
- Evernote employees do not and will not read your notes without your express permission.
- Evernote complies with the law in ways that keep the privacy of customer data paramount.
- Our “Three Laws of Data Protection” remain intact: your data is yours, it is protected, and it is portable.