Transparancy – PrivaSecTech https://privasectech.com/ Sat, 11 Jan 2020 02:06:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Changes to SimpleTax https://privasectech.com/changes-to-simpletax/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:08:05 +0000 https://privasectech.com/?p=1718 Continue reading Changes to SimpleTax]]> If you’re using SimplexTax and follow this blog because you prioritize on your privacy, you likely want to take the following steps immediately:

  • Login to your account, and go to the account page.
  • Uncheck “Anonymous usage data” and “Your tax return”.
  • Find someone else to do your taxes in 2019.

Why the changes? SimpleTax was acquired by Weathsimple.
You can see the changes in privacy policy since the acquisition here:

https://twitter.com/sagalbot/status/1215387805368475648

You can read about the changes to their privacy policy on their blog. What’s not obvious is how this opt-out strategy, which appears to counter privacy laws that require opt-in consent, works exactly. I’ve asked them on Twitter, we’ll see how they respond:

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