ConsenSys added in a blog post that its “policy has always stated that certain information is automatically collected about how users use our sites and that this information may include IP addresses,” adding that it isn’t “Infura-specific” and that this type of data collection “is consistent with how web architecture works generally.”
There is nothing more important than consumer privacy, especially when it comes to your financial data — you have a right to be anonymous. Metamask has provided a great free service for a long time, but their decision to log IPs and tie it to transactions is unacceptable.
ConsenSys is not the only firm to have recently made changes to its data collection policy. Decentralised exchange Uniswap recently started collecting some off-chain data including users’ device type or browser but claims that it collects data purely for improving user experience. The exchange added that their data collection efforts did not include other forms of personal information such as user’s names, addresses, date of birth, email, or IP addresses.
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