MetaMask Users Unhappy Over ConsenSys Privacy Policy Update

November 24

Consensys, the New York-based blockchain software company behind the leading Ethereum wallet, has updated its privacy policy.

In its privacy policy update, ConsenSys has confirmed that it also collects user data related to its on-chain wallet service MetaMask.

The software firm said it collects some data related to user identification, such as contact details, profile information along with some other user data.

“When you use Infura as your default RPC provider in MetaMask, Infura will collect your IP address and your Ethereum wallet address when you send a transaction,” Consensys also said.

The revelation comes days after decentralized crypto exchange (DEX) Uniswap made a similar update to its privacy policy.

Shocked by the company's new privacy update, Crypto Twitter community members expressed displeasure at the move, which some felt invaded a user's privacy - one of the core ethos of the crypto space.

However, they believe that the new privacy update provides less privacy for Ethereum users.